Madu, a young African, is captured by the English slave-trader, Sir John Hawkins. Tom Oakley is a young sailor in charge of the slaves. At first the two boys boys hate each other. But as the story develops their roles are reversed, and they become closer friends than either would have once believed possible.
This is a fast-moving drama based around real historical events. History as you never learned it in school!
About the Author
Tim Vicary is an award-winning author and a university teacher at the Norwegian Study Centre at the university of York, England. He has always been interested in history and has published four historical novels. He has also published three legal thrillers in 'The Trials of Sarah Newby' series. A Fatal Verdict, the second book in this series, was awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independent novel in 2012. He has also written about twenty graded readers for foreign learners of English, published by Oxford University Press. In 2010 and 2011 two of these - Titanic and The Everest Story - were each the winners in their category for the Language Learner Literature Award for the Extensive Reading Foundation.
Tim lives in the English countryside, near York. When he's not writing he likes horse-riding, cycling, and swimming.
His website is http://www.timvicary.com and his blog is http://www.timvicary.wordpress.com