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Fiction Troika


272 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $8.99 (CA $11.99) (US $8.99)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781909991491

Rights: US & CA

Troika Books (Nov 2018)

Price: $8.99


A fast paced story of resilience against impossible odds, of courage and of love, set in 1711 on a dangerous voyage to a new life in Java

It is August 1711 and Annie Jansz is sailing from Zeeland with her family to a new life in Java on board the East Indian ship Zuytdorp, cooped up in a tiny stinking cabin with her feckless father, pregnant mother and their servant, May. The voyage takes much longer than anticipated and disease, death and intrigue mean that Annie has to grow up fast. Her family starts to disintegrate and, increasingly, Francois, a young Norwegian midshipman, is the only person she can trust. In a violent storm, the Zuytdorp is wrecked; although both Annie and Francois survive, it is then that their struggles really begin.

Author Biography

Rosemary Hayes has written over 40 books for children including historical and contemporary fiction and fantasy.