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A good book!
on November 3, 2009
I really enjoyed reading this story. It takes place during the time of Cromwell and Parliament taking over the British government and kicking out the king. The Beverley children are orphans living with their elderly aunt, near the New Forest. Their father died fighting for the King. A verderer (forest protector) overhears some of the Roundhead soldiers planning on going that night to burn the Beverley mansion down. He gets the children to come and spend the night in his cottage. When the house is burned down, he and the children decide that it is best for them to remain in hiding. He teaches them to hunt, farm and cook. A Cromwell appointee resides on the other side of the forest and also attempts to protect the children. Their adventures are interesting as the author tells the tale in a narrative form, with many different adventures and characters.