Ship of Ghosts

NH Ship of Ghosts

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Mick has dreamed of going to sea ever since he learned that his dad was a sailor, but his dream soon turns into a nightmare. A compelling, atmospheric ghost story. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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What Nigel says:

The idea for Ship of Ghosts came to me as a result of hearing an old folk song called “William Glenn” which tells the story of what happens when sailors find out that there’s a murderer on their ship. I loved the song and kept playing it and playing it, thinking about the story. Gradually I came up with the idea of bringing it more up to date and telling a similar story through the eyes of a young cabin boy called Mick. Why was he there? How was he affected by the violence? What part did he play in it?

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