Gunner's Boy

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


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