Redwulf's Curse

Redwulf's Curse

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Tom and Dr Harker are back and this time their adventure takes them outside London. They visit a friend in Norfolk, Mr Gibbs, who has recently unearthed fabulous Anglo-Saxon treasures from an archaeological excavation. They are believed to have belonged to the East Anglian king, Redwulf. Local legend tells of a ghostly guardian of the king's tomb and a curse against anyone who threatens it. When not one but two murders occur in the household, it is hard to dismiss the legend. As everyone feels threatened and the atmosphere of hostility increases, Tom and Harker investigate. Discovering in fact that Gibbs' wife is behind the attacks seems to explain what's been happening. But then Tom sees an unidentifiable figure in the mist ...This is an exciting and atmospheric story set in the eighteenth-century and delving into our Anglo-Saxon past.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 240.41g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 0552554839
  • 9780552554831
  • 689,149

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"Fast and furious ... An exciting and pacey read" -- Enid Stephenson Carousel "An intriguingly dark atmosphere and chilling setting ... Gripping from the start" The School Librarian "Should stimulate interest in this exciting period. I certainly couldn't put it down" Historical Novels Review "This thrilling story set in the 18th century is steeped in atmosphere and will give readers an exciting glimpse into East Anglia's Anglo-Saxon past" Eastern Daily Press "A brilliant story that comes to a shocking end" South Wales Argusshow more

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This exciting murder mystery, set in the eighteenth-century, delves into the Anglo-Saxon past. Tom and Dr Harker's latest adventure takes them outside London to visit a friend, Mr Gibbs, in Norfolk who has recently unearthed fabulous Anglo-Saxon treasures from an archaeological excavation. They are believed to have belonged to the East-Anglian king, Raedwulf. Local legend tells of a ghostly guardian of the king's tomb and a curse against anyone who threatens it. When not one but two murders occur in the Gibbs' household, it is hard to dismiss the legend. As the atmosphere of hostility increases, Tom and Harker investigate. Discovering in fact that Gibbs' wife is behind the attacks seems to explain what's been happening. But then Tom sees a figure in the mist.show more

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has worked as a cartoonist for high-profile publications including THE NEW STATESMAN. Young Corgi published his first-ever book, DOG MAGIC!, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Redwulf's Curse is the third Tom Marlowe adventure. He is married with a young son.show more

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He heard a sound that chilled his blood - a deep growling groan that sounded neither completely human nor belonging to any animal Tom had ever heard . . . Norfolk, 1716. The bones of an ancient warrior king lie in a burial chamber among the bleak tidal marshes. And legend says that anyone who disturbs them will be cursed . . . Tom and his friend Dr Harker arrive as guests at Low House to discover that all is not quite as it seems. As the wind whispers across the marshy landscape, Tom is chilled by the stories of the ghostly guardian who protects the Anglo-Saxon grave. When he glimpses a solitary figure on the horizon and a body is found in the sand dunes, Tom begins to wonder if there is any truth to the legend. Will he be able to solve the mystery before it's too late? 'Fast and furious . . . exciting and pacy' Carousel 'An intriguingly dark atmosphere and chilling setting . . . gripping from the start' School Librarianshow more

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"An intriguingly dark atmosphere and chilling setting . . . Gripping from the start"show more

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4 32% (12)
3 45% (17)
2 5% (2)
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