Quest for a Queen: The Jackdaw

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12-year-old Downie, known as "Jackdaw", the best thief in London, is desperate to save his helpless brother and sister from the brutality of Ivory Sal and her two vicious sons. His skills draw the attention of young Frank Verney, who serves Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth's fanatical spy-master. Diverted by the lovely daughters of Black Kate, Frank rebels against the lies, double dealing and blackmail of the Protestant wolves at Elizabeth's court as they close in on Mary, Queen of Scots. Her friends make romantic, doomed plans ...

Quest for a Queen: The Jackdaw 2006, Pollinger Limited

ISBN-13: 9781905665051

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Quest for a Queen: The Jackdaw 1989, Floris Books, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780862414375

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