by Ann Lee
The author (aka Abigail Bok) is one of my oldest friends on Goodreads.
Young Harry Steer is being pushed hard, as his father wants him to rise in the world. The endless cramming makes Harry long for adventure – or even for the outdoors! A chance meeting takes Harry along a path that could not only ruin his own life – it could take his family down with him. A smuggler’s life appears glamorous & well paid at first – but everything comes at a cost.
Ms Lee has completely immersed herself in the the world of Darking (now known as Dorking) and has even created a website for this world.https://www.darkinghundred.com/ I really enjoyed this adventure, which picked up a lot in the final third. Saying that the ending was a little improbable, but no matter! Enjoy this rollicking tale!