A High Wind in Jamaica
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A High Wind in Jamaica

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 140.62g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099437430
  • 9780099437437
  • 57,070

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.show more

About Richard Hughes

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.show more

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"I read Richard Hughes' A High Wind in Jamaica this year and felt breathless with shock and awe... Appallingly dark story...dreadfully funny." Meg Rosoff Independentshow more