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PERKYNS, Dorothy. Rachel's Revolution. Hantsport : Lancelot Press, (April 1990). Second Printing. Pp (3),4-159,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, trade paperback. An historical novel for young people, with the 14 year-old Loyalist Rachel Miller as protagonist. Much on Halifax and a chapter titled "Nova Scarcity". Illustrations, cover and maps by Allen Penney. ''It is February 1776, and George Washington's revolutionary troops are laying siege to the town of Boston, where Loyalist citizens, protected by a sadly depleted British army, wait in desperate fear for their lives. Though cold and constantly hungry, fourteen-year-old Rachel Miller continues to deliver the leather goods her guardian makes or repairs. During one of these errands, she has herfirst encounter with an ugly, furtive stranger, whose threatening behaviou r terrifies her. When Boston is finally evacuated, Rachel is befriended on board her transport ship [the Centurion] to Halifax by high-spirited JoshuaWakefield, and together they discover the reason behind the mysterious man 's wily and astonishing activities. As they face the many hazards of life in harsh, new surroundings, they become increasingly involved with this menacing and ruthless character in a series of exciting, often perilous, adventures.'' - from the rear cover. Vg. 5.50
Title: Rachel's Revolution. 2nd pr.
Publisher: Lancelot Press,, Hantsport, 1990, ISBN:0889994080:
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