Alfred Noyes. The
was a torrent
This beautiful old ballad is retold in great splendour. A French highwayman, masked with a handkerchief, rides a silvery motorcycle. Bess, the landlord's daughter, waits for her love in the moonlight. It's a wonderful story, a romantic tragedy that will delight all die-hard romantics. Though the modern illustrations of Murray Kimber don't match the era The Highwayman was written in, they nonetheless match the story’s mood perfectly with the grays, blacks and blues on brown.
my bonny sweetheart,
All those who
have ever read The Highwayman, and those
who have just discovered it, will be thrilled with this new version. It's
such a sad story, and it's told so beautifully and simply that it never
fails to bring a tear to my eye. I would recommend The
Highwayman for children ages 12 and up. Unfortunately,
Valentine's Day has just passed, but
for those people looking for something for their
special someone or for anyone who likes poetry, this would be a wonderful
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