The Wreck of the Argyll

The Wreck of the Argyll

4.48 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 10-13 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Dundee, 1915. When twelve-year-old Nancy suspects one of her teachers is a German spy, she ropes in the reluctant Jamie Balfour to help her uncover the scheme. Midshipman Harry Melville is aboard HMS Argyll in the stormy North Sea, unaware of both hidden rocks and German plots that threaten the ship. Nancy and Jamie discover HMS Argyll is in deadly danger and they are drawn into a web of espionage, secrets, and betrayal, where no-one is as they seem and no-one can be trusted.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 15mm | 171g
  • Pokey Hat
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911279297
  • 9781911279297
  • 3,590,947

Review quote

The book is a thrilling and fascinating story based on an actual exciting event. -- Theresa Breslin, the Carnegie Medal-winning author It's an exciting and fast-paced spy thriller. The Wreck of the Argyll is my kind of story. -- Allan Burnett, author and historian '...perfectly captures the clandestine world of spies and all the excitement and danger lurking there.' -- Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher
show more

About John K. Fulton

John K Fulton is the son of a lighthouse keeper, and grew up all around the coast of Scotland. These remote and lonely locations instilled in him a life-long love of books and the sea. He studied at the universities of St. Andrews and Dundee, and now lives in Leicester with his partner Sandra. While Leicester is about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, their home is stuffed with books, which is the next-best thing.

His first book, the WWI spy thriller The Wreck of the Argyll, won the Great War Dundee Children's Book Prize.

You can contact John at, on Twitter @johnkfulton, or as johnkfulton on Instagram.
show more

Rating details

21 ratings
4.48 out of 5 stars
5 52% (11)
4 43% (9)
3 5% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X