The Drover’s Boy

by Irvine Hunt

Young Henry Hodgekin is pushed out of his home by his stepfather and sent to walk 600 geese from Silloth to Carlisle Market with Torse, a cantankerous Irish drover. It is Cumberland a century ago, the roads tough and dangerous, the journey days long.

Man and boy clash. Torse is short-tempered and mean, Henry stubborn. Yet despite warnings that Torse is not to be trusted, a bond develops. As they beg their way from door to door selling geese at farms and cottages, Henry learns to face up to his hopes and fears. When the journey ends, will there be any going back?

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    • Paperback: 176 pages
    • Publisher: Handstand Press (2007)
    • ISBN: 978-0955200946
    • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.6 cm
    • Category: Children from 8yrs and adults.

 irvine01-webIrvine Hunt

Irvine Hunt is the author of seven books including The Road to Paradise and Norman Nicholson’s Lakeland, a prose anthology. His latest book, The Ghost Show is a sequel to The Drover’s Boy. A colourful literary life began as a reporter on the Accrington Observer followed by five years as a sub-editor for the Daily Telegraph and finally the Cumberland News. In between times he lived in Norway and walked through Spain and Portugal for seven months. Irvine is an expert on the early years of cinema and the ways of old Cumberland and its people.Find out more about Irvine Hunt: www.irvinehunt.co.uk

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