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Child of the Moat

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Child of the Moat is a delightful and engaging story set in medieval England. The author, Ian Bernard Stoughton Holborn, has created a vivid and richly detailed world filled with interesting characters and historical elements. The protagonist, Eleanor, is a strong and courageous young girl who embarks on a dangerous journey to save her family from an ancient curse.

The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns that kept me hooked from beginning to end. Holborn's writing style is elegant and evocative, transporting the reader to another time and place. The descriptions of the moat and the surrounding countryside are particularly vivid, creating a sense of atmosphere and setting that adds to the overall story.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book is the strong female protagonist. Eleanor is a brave and resourceful character who is not afraid to take risks and stand up for what she believes in. Her relationships with the other characters in the story are also well-developed and add depth to the overall narrative.

Overall, Child of the Moat is a compelling and well-crafted novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and adventure. I highly recommend it to readers looking for a captivating and immersive story set in a medieval world.

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Ian Holborn was on board the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed, and as it sank he rescued a 12 year old girl named Avis Dolphin. She later complained that books for girls were not very interesting, so he decided to write one for her "as thrilling as any book written for boys!" This book is dedicated to her.

From the Preface: This story is not written for grown-ups, and if they want to know why it begins with such a gruesome first chapter, let them ask the children. Children like the horrors first and the end all bright. Many grown-ups like the tragedy at the end. But perhaps the children are right and the grown-ups are standing on their heads. - Summary by Beth Thomas

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