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The Highwayman's Footsteps | Nicola Morgan
Full of dark deeds and danger, set in the gruesome 18th century, the book follows the adventures of Will and Bess. Will is wealthy but he has run away from home after arguments with his father and hated older brother. He steals money for food, and is on the run from the redcoats. Seeking refuge in a ruin, he finds that he is not alone: someone else is hiding there: a highwayman, who captures him at gunpoint. More details and reviews further down this page.