Set in England in 1588: the Spanish Armada is on its way, and twelve
year old John Amery joins the Royal Navy as a gunner's boy. John's father
was killed by the Spaniards so he is desperate to help fight the advancing
Spanish fleet. But in the end, it is not revenge he is seeking...
"Fiction of real quality can bring the past alive
with painful realism and this book is a prime example."
Dennis Hamley, Carousel
A & C Black, 2003. ISBN: 0-7136-6198-4