Fact meets fiction in this thrilling story of 18th century smuggling and intrigue!
Kitty Cask is a smuggler's daughter. In the Cornish coastal village of Minnock, Kitty and her family make their living as "free traders" - secretly bringing contraband goods into the country while evading the corrupt Redcoats who work for the King. Kitty isn't supposed to be involved in any of her father's schemes... but she's very good at creeping out at night, and before too long she is caught in the thick of the action - salvaging shipwrecks, staging prison-breaks, and staying one step ahead of the tyrannical excisemen!
With an exciting story and brilliant illustrations, and filled with amazing facts and historical trivia, you won't be able to put this SECRET DIARY down!
Read the other books in the series:
The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, Medieval Knight in Training
The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny, Victorian House Maid (and Accidental Detective)
The Secret Diary of Thomas Snoop, Tudor Boy Spy
This is Book 3 in the The Secret Diary Series Series. See all The Secret Diary Series books here.
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Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts and National Trust: The Secret Diary series. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a "regular irregular" reviewer of children's books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is twoMore about Philip Ardagh
Jamie Littler Biography
Jamie Littler graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008 and won a High Commendation in the Macmillan Children’s Book Award. He is the creator, writer and illustrator of the comic series Cogg and Sprokit which was serialized in the Phoenix Comic. He’s illustrated many children’s books including new edition