The Somerset Tsunami

The Somerset Tsunami

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middle-grade, , children-s-books, 2020, 2019, read-in-2019, middle-grade, historical-fiction, Historical, Childrens, Fiction

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SOMERSET, 1616

A sinking boat...
A girl in disguise...
A disappearing sea...

When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother Jem, she's only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself and she is sent away to find work dressed as a boy. Luckily a rich manor house is hiring.

Yet Barrow Hall's inhabitants harbour dangerous secrets of their own, the suspicious owner is hunting for witches, and the house itself is a little too close to the sea...

Title:The Somerset Tsunami
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780571332823
Format Type:

    The Somerset Tsunami Reviews

  • Alice-Elizabeth

    Best things about this book:- The location is quite local to me!- Inspired by real historical events (witch trials, an actual tsunami)The Somerset Tsunami follows a young Somerset girl called Fortune,...

  • Hana Tooke

    Read this cover to cover in less than a day. Beautifully atmospheric Somerset setting, wonderfully sinister witch-hunting villains (Dr Blood - genius), and a pacy, thrilling plot. All in all: Gert lus...

  • Julie Bramhall

    Another corker from the brilliant Emma Carroll! An excellent historical tale with strong female leads that demonstrate the human spirit in all its grim and glorious detail. I'm still thinking about it...

  • John

    The best Emma Carroll we have read so far, agreed my granddaughter and I as I finished reading aloud the author’s note, attesting to the fact of the flood of 1607 which gave the book its name. As al...

  • Amy (Golden Books Girl)

    In her tenth novel, Emma Carroll tells the story of a girl named Fortune, who is sent away to work dressed as a boy amidst the terror of the witch trials, and the adventure that ensues after a tsunami...

  • Janice

    This is the second Emma Carroll book I’ve read and it did not disappoint. I was transported to a Somerset full of colourful characters, prejudice, greed and out and out courage. Fortune Sharpe is a ...

  • Lily

    4.5 stars! Review to come. :)...

  • Hannah Shattock

    I love Emma Carroll's writing, there is such grace and charm to the stories she tells. I had no problem reading this and understood all of it. Fortune Sharpe was always going to be an explosive char...

  • Kate Darbishire

    It is easy to get swept away into Emma Carroll's books and The Somerset Tsunami is no exception. I love how real historical events are weaved into this fast paced, exciting story. A great read for age...

  • I _teach_muggles

    Let me say this at the start...I’m a massive fan of Emma Carroll books.  So much so that I find them impossible to put down and always end up finishing them way too quickly.  Naturally, I had hig...