Powder Monkey : The Adventures of Sam Witchall, Paperback

Powder Monkey : The Adventures of Sam Witchall Paperback


Sam is desperate to leave his sleepy Norfolk village and see the world.

He seizes the chance to join a merchant ship, but soon discovers that a life at sea is harsh and often short, especially when his ship is attacked by a French privateer.

About to be boarded, they fear all is lost, but the privateers are driven off by the appearance of a Royal Navy ship.

Sam's relief is short-lived. Soon after, another Navy ship sends over a press gang, and he is forced to join the frigate Miranda.

War with France and Spain is raging and Sam is caught in the middle with a dangerous job as a powder monkey in the company of a brutal crew.

This is an amazingly well-researched adventure giving a glimpse of one boy's incredible life at sea.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9780747595953



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