Whitby farmer, John Dugdale, is involved with a local band of smugglers, seeing it as an easy and harmless way of making money.
But John is shocked when Mark Roper - his daughter Emma's childhood sweetheart - turns up on a secret mission for the local excise officer. Emma is forced to face the harsh realities of a world she never knew existed, and must also decide who it is she really Ioves; the dependable Joe, or the handsome schoolboy, who has disappeared from her life.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 30/12/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751545463
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