THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".

By: Avi.

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295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven, and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steals a fortune from his father to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr. Clemspool and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence, it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how the O' Connells and young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in serial form, which with every installment presented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacular cliff-hanger. More suspenseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'."

Title: THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".

Author Name: Avi.

Categories: Childrens,

Edition: Second Printing

Publisher: New York, Orchard: 1996

ISBN Number: 0531095134

ISBN Number 13: 9780531095133

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 23301

Keywords: Ireland, Irish peasants, Potato famine, Maura, Patrick O'Connell, Runaways, Cork, London, Mr. Pickler, Liverpool, Laurence, Lime Street Runners, Police, Emigrants, America, Victorian Era, Historical Fiction, Emigration, New World, America, 1851, Sir Laurence Kirkle, Adventure.,