The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan (Paperback)

By Cynthia Jefferies

Allison & Busby, 9780749023348, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/22/2018)

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1660, England. War is at an end, yet for Christopher Morgan his personal conflict rages on. Haunted by the tragic death of his wife, Christopher is desperate to escape the pain her memory brings, although looking into the eyes of his young son, Abel, he cannot help but be reminded of what he has lost. Over time, father and son develop a strong bond until they are callously torn apart when Abel is snatched by smugglers and sold overseas. From the shores of Constantinople to the coast of Jamaica, time and tide keep them apart. Christopher will sail across oceans to find Abel, never losing faith that one day they will be reunited, and, as the years pass, Abel will learn that fortune favours the brave.

About the Author

Cynthia Jefferies is a long-established writer for children, whose work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She was born in Gloucestershire and her love of history was encouraged by regular family outings to anything of interest, from great cathedrals to small museums. The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan was her first historical novel for adults and was published to great critical acclaim. She lives in Stroud.