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‘Cease and desist! Stand fast and release your prisoner!’

Peter, a new boy at Park Ridge school, is thankful to be rescued from the school bullies by Anton the Swashbuckler. Even if Anton does speak in such a weird way and wears outlandish garments. After this Peter and Anton become firm friends, and discover that they each have family problems. Together they turn those problems into challenges to be tackled in true Swashbuckler style.

James Moloney, author of Crossfire, Gracey, A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove, Swashbuckler, Touch Me, The House on River Terrace, The Tower Mill, Angela, and Dougy

James Moloney

James Moloney is one of Australia’s best-known writers for children and young adults (A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove, Dougy, Kill the Possum). He grew up in Brisbane, coming of age in the 1970s during the period when the Country Party (later the National Party) government of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen dominated Queensland politics. It was a time of unrest and frustration for young people who could see the dawning of social and political freedom elsewhere. This experience inspired the writing of The Tower Mill, his first novel for adult readers.