From the Back Cover
The rider sprang off as light as a cat and pulled the reins over the horse's head. Then he marched straight over to me and put them into my hand. I gaped up at him . . .
Who is the dark stranger? Could he be the most famous highwayman of them all?
By the winner of the 2005 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award and the 2005 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
'A storyteller of genius' Irish Times
About the Author
Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today, for she is a born storyteller, highly original and thought provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and it was there that she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments.
Kate is a multi-award winning author and the only author to win the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award four times.