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The Wreckers is a historical fiction book, written by Iain Lawrence, and published in 1998.

England, 1799.

Along Cornwall's treacherous, rocky coast the guiding lights from a small, clifftop village hold the promise of safe haven for storm-lashed ships. But the villagers are wreckers not rescuers: their lights lure unsuspecting ships to their doom on the sharp rocks below where the wreckers plunder their rich cargoes.

Fourteen-year-old John Spencer fears he is the sole survivor when his father's ship, the Isle of Skye, becomes the villagers' latest victim. Then he discovers his father is still alive, but held prisoner by the murderous wreckers. Can John rescue his father? And which of the villagers can he trust?

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  • Reading Age: 11+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 10+

Some violence.

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