The week before Jocelyn’s grandfather decided to send her away to finishing school was an eventful one, even by her standards.
On Monday, the girl’s newest tutor found his pupil unable to do her history lesson. Someone had torn most of the pages from her lesson book in order to make paper boats. This same unidentified person had then floated the paper vessels on the garden pond, after setting them on fire, of course. Jocelyn sat at her desk, the very picture of wide-eyed innocence – with a spot of soot on her nose and the faint smell of smoke still clinging to her rumpled dress.
If you ask me, her tutor was wrong to turn in his resignation. True history is filled with burning fleets.
On Tuesday, Jocelyn startled the head cook, who rather foolishly did not expect a twelve-year-old girl to come flying down the front banister brandishing a wooden sword and singing a bawdy sea shanty at the top of her lungs.
About the book
It's not easy being the daughter of Captain Hook.
Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of following in his footsteps - but her grandfather sends her to finishing school instead.
When her father meets his unfortunate end, Jocelyn sails to Neverland to avenge his death.
But she hadn't bargained on ticking crocodiles, lazy pirates and a trouble-making boy called Peter Pan ...
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