I loved this book as a child. Full of excitement and romantic adventure it was on my bookshelf for years and years well- thumbed from repeated readings. There are very few books which I am inclined to read more than once and this is one of them.

I searched for my childhood Puffin copy at the weekend but it must be stored away safely in the loft so I treated myself to a new version yesterday. I have read a few chapters and I still love it. This has set me thinking about other books I read and enjoyed when I was younger and whether they still hold the same attraction. I’m certain they will so I just hope I can find them!

It just so happens that one of my other guilty pleasures, Chris de Burgh, has resurrected the story and set it to music. Perfect for me! 

Moonfleet Overture-Chris de Burgh


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