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'The third flag – Anna's resplendent dragon on its rippling black background – had been slashed to tatters … What did pirates do anyway? In real life and the twenty-first century?'

In A Ravelled Flag Donny Walker and his Allies – Anna, Xanthe, Maggi and Luke – come dangerously close to finding out. Their adventures take them to semi-derelict docklands, up the deserted and beautiful River Stour and onwards to Britain's most easterly point. This is a winter story, dark and suspense-filled, a gripping sequel to The Salt-Stained Book.

Praise for The Salt-Stained Book
'One of the great adventure stories of 2011.'
The Bookbag

'Funny and exciting.'
The Times

'Moving and gripping. This is cracking stuff.'
Griff Rhys Jones

'An intense, absorbing read … get on board for a very modern adventure.'
The Evening Standard

"Dark, intense and suspense-filled action and adventure ... and a good dose of wit as well. It's a great read."
Love Reading 4 Kids

"the themes are darker but the page-turning narrative pace is just as strong"
Jibbooms and Bobstays - The Nancy Blackett trust

The second book in the Strong Winds trilogy is more enjoyable than the Salt-Stained Book as some of the first episode's nasty characters are developed as actively conspiring against our heroes.
Otago Daily Times

"With [...]ingenious plotting, suspense-filled writing and a rare warmth towards its characters it delivers its rewards."
The Marine Quarterly

A Ravelled Flag is not a simple book but I'm absolutely certain young readers will find it very rewarding[...] It's exciting and it's deep. Ransome would have loved it.
Indie e-book review (Jan Needle)

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