The sea has left Skirlston - except when spring tides race
the miles of dangerous sands. And it's down on the sands that Arnold
Haithwaite meets the shifty-looking stranger who claims that he is
the real Arnold Haithwaite and that Arnold himself is nobody: just a
child dumped on a doorstep sixteen years before. What's more, the
stranger means to take over Arnold's home and identity.
It's a running battle that comes to a climax when Arnold confronts
the menacing intruder and an even greater menace: the highest tide of
the year, with westerly gale behind it.
Published by Oxford University Press, £5.99
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