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by John Pilkington
Appearances can be deceptive in Elizabethan London, where treachery and danger lurk in unlikely places. Trouble looms when apprentice actor, Ben Button, befriends a young beggar with a grudge against an important nobleman. Hungry for revenge, the vagabond will stop at nothing to expose the nobleman's lies. And when Ben learns the man is behind a plot that threatens all of England, he has no choice but to help the beggar gather evidence... even if it means risking his own life to uncover the truth.
“‘these books have a real sense of authenticity’”
Historical Novels Review
Key Stage: KS2/3 E; Age 9+ (info)
198 x 130mm
John Pilkington worked at various jobs – in a factory, in offices, in a research laboratory, on a farm, and as a rock guitarist in several bands – before realizing he wanted to write. He took a degree in Drama and English, acted and directed in a theatre company touring schools, and then began his professional writing career with radio plays in the 1980s.
He has since written plays for the theatre and television scripts for the BBC. He is also the author of a series of historical crime novels, and a non-fiction book, "A Survival Guide for Writers". "Rogues’ Gold" is his first children’s book.
Visit www.johnpilkington.co.uk/ to find out more.
The third in a series of rip-roaring theatrical adventures set in the cut-throat world of Elizabethan England Boy actor Ben Button takes centre stage in this thrilling mystery delving into the ruthless dealings of the Elizabethan arms trade.
Yet another threatening plot for Ben Button, apprentice actor in Lord Bonner's company, to solve in this third volume of 'Elizabethan Mysteries'. The rather implausible plot line carries the reader along with many details of Elizabethan life giving authenticity to the story.
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