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John Meade Falkner
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13 Sep 2012 Collins Classics

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

First published in 1898, ‘Moonfleet’ is a riveting adventure story full of drama, mystery, revenge, pursuit, smuggling, pirates and romance, with a place in the literary canon alongside ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Kidnapped’.

The tiny village of Moonfleet nestles on the English coast, and every one of its inhabitants lives off the sea in one way or another. When local young man John Trenchard accidentally stumbles upon treasure stashed in the local crypt, he unknowingly enters the murky world of the smuggling trade and the local secret of Colonel John Mohune’s treasure. Trenchard is soon forced to flee England with a price on his head, leaving behind his beloved Grace and the life he hoped for. But the adventures, trials and tribulations that befall him on his personal journey back to Moonfleet and ultimately redemption are written with such intensity and hope, as well as love for the history and landscape of Dorset, that the story never loses pace or power on its epic journey.

‘Moonfleet’ is a classic adventure story to be read again and again.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Collins (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007920709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007920709
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Meade Falkner (1858–1932) was an English novelist and poet, as well as a successful businessman and collector of antiquarian treasures. He was best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet, as well as The Lost Stradivarius (1895), The Nebuly Coat (1903), three topographical guides (Oxfordshire, Bath and Berkshire) and a history of Oxfordshire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure Book 3 Mar 2014
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Fantastic adventure yarn which I have just read with my nine year old. Have not read it since I was a similar age and had forgotten how much I loved it. A great read.
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One of my favourite stories though it's true to say that it's old now, originally written in 1898, and it does show it's age in terms of language and themes but; if you want an excellent tale of smuggling, stolen jewels and shipwrecks with the odd haunting thrown in you should certainly give Moonfleet a go. There's a really sweet love story running centrally to the adventure, John Trenchard and Grace, and though they spend most of the stoy being parted from one another there is a happy ending. Some lovely descriptions of Dorset and the surrounding countryside evoke cosy memories and the random naming of some of the characters, Ratsey for instance, are enough to cause a smile. An excellent, classic story from a bygone era when storytelling was still an art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good read 14 Jan 2014
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very good read could not put it down, i live near the moonfleet and can see the places which he talks about
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 10 Jan 2014
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This is an action packed historical novel with a twist at every turn. Great read even though I had read it before.
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