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Rory's Fortune

Rory's Fortune [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Cookson
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‘You’ll hold my life in your hands. Whatever happens, nobody must know what you are carrying…’

Life changes overnight for fifteen-year-old Rory McAlister, an apprentice wheelwright, when his master, John Cornwallis, who had been kind to Rory and his poverty-stricken family, is injured in an accident and asks Rory to take his place on a vital errand.

With a secret letter hidden under a patch on his shirt, Rory travels south to meet the sinister Miss Bluett – who sends him off on a terrifying voyage across the seas to Jersey. But what is the mysterious ‘blue baccy’ he is to carry home? And why is it so important that they can only come for it by night? Plunged into terrible danger, Rory’s very life is suddenly at stake as he finds himself caught up in the dangerous world of smuggling.

Set in the mid-nineteenth century, Rory’s Fortune is a dramatic and action-packed tale of one young man remaining loyal to his master only to find his life changed forever.


A children's adventure story, set in the mid-19th century. 15-year-old Rory McAlister, an apprentice wheelwright, sets out on a terrifying voyage to Jersey on an important errand. He finds himself caught up with smugglers, and is plunged into terrible danger.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 949 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (24 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TO5X0K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Differtent from usual style 17 May 2013
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I liked the book but it was different from her usual style i thought.
But a good read nevertheless - Catherine is to be relied upon to weave an interesting yarn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy 3 Feb 2013
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love it as I love all her books will buy more thought I had read them all but more have been published since her death I am so pleased
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rory's fortune 26 Jan 2014
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kept my interest all the way through, really enjoyed the way it turned out for Rory, very happy ending call round.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rory's Fortune 9 Aug 2013
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Yet another good book from Catherine Cookson, I might be a bit bias but I do love her books and now I can get them on my Kindle its even better.
Happy reading Janet
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always a good read 26 Mar 2013
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I have nearly all Catherine Cookson books because she was a great writer I have started reading Rory's Fortune and find it hard to put down because I can't wait to see what is going to happen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo Cather Cookson 17 Mar 2013
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I have been reading Catherine Cookson books for over 40years. She just gets you hooked right away and it just gets better and better I am still finding her books that I have missed along the way and Rory's fortune is one of them.
I was not disappointed Catherine Cookson is the best Author I have ever come across.
Also her books have helped me along life's pathway and given me courage strength and wisdom to endure what life throws at you every so often I would give her more stars if I could.
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