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    DescriptionSet in the last century against a tropical landscape and the ever-present sea, A High Wind in Jamaica tells the story of a family of English children who, on being sent by their parents back to England from Jamaica, fall into the hands of pirates. As this voyage of innocence continues, the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached and haunting quality.


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    Title
    A High Wind in Jamaica
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099437437
    ISBN 10: 0099437430
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FJH
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FJH
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Hughes was born in 1900 and educated at Charterhouse School and Oriel College, Oxford. A highly original and idiosyncratic writer, he wrote poems and plays as well as novels, but it is for these that he is best remembered, the most famous of which was his first, A High Wind in Jamaica, published in 1929. A remarkable man, he could number Masefield, Yeats, T.E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Augustus John and Dylan Thomas amongst his friends and acquaintances. Married to the painter Frances Bazley in 1932, he died in 1976.
    Review quote
    Set in the last century against a tropical landscape and the ever-present sea, A High Wind in Jamaica tells the story of a family of English children who, on being sent by their parents back to England from Jamaica, fall into the hands of pirates. As this voyage of innocence continues, the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached and haunting quality.