Aboard The Bulger

£9.99

Ann Scott-Moncrieff

Category: Fiction, Scotland, Children and Young Adult
ISBN
: 9781910895160
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
Price: £9.99
Release date: October 2020

‘All ages will enjoy this first-class voyage on a tramp steamer exactly designed for the navigating skill of five children… The Bulger takes us all off the beaten track’. – The Glasgow Herald, 1936

Five children escape from a Children’s Home, run away and steal a boat, which they sail around the Outer Hebrides.

The book had a huge print run from London Methuen, but their warehouses were bombed in 1940 in Paternoster Row; 5 million books were lost in the fires caused by tens of thousands of incendiary bombs. Consequently, there were very few copies in circulation. This is the resurrection of a successful children’s adventure story.

 

Description

Blurb

It is 1934. Five Children run away from a cruel orphanage, steal a magical steam ship and go on many marvellous adventures around the Hebridean Islands. A wild and rollicking tale where children take hold of their destinies. As timely now as it was when it was first published, climb Aboard the Bulger and sail out into uncharted waters facing mysterious witches and harnessing your courage in the face of the unknown.

Reviews

‘‘All ages will enjoy this first-class voyage on a tramp steamer exactly designed for the navigating skill of five children… The Bulger takes us all off
the beaten track’. The Glasgow Herald

“If her books had not been destroyed in the war and if she’d lived, she would have been as popular as Enid Blyton.” Jean Findlay, Ann Scott Moncrieff’s granddaughter spoke these words during an interview with the Sunday Post. Read the full article here.

About the Author

Ann Scott-Moncreiff

‘… your mortal tongue
used for immortal use
the grace of a woman young
the air of an early muse
the wealth of a chambered brow and soaring flight of your eyes these are no longer now
death has a princely prize…’

– Edwin Muir in To Ann Scott-Moncreiff

Ann Scott-Moncrieff was born in Orkney in 1910 and died in Nairn in 1943. During her short life, she was a journalist, writer, and poet who was immortalised by Edwin Muir in his poem ‘To Ann’. This is a republication for school-age children of a neglected, talented Scottish female writer of the 1930s.