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Gaffer Samsons Luck - Jill Paton walsh

Viking Kestrel, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

James is not pleased with his family's move from the Yorkshire Dales to the flat fen country of East Anglia. Matching the uninspiring landscape is the bleak reception James has at his new school, where he is regarded as an incomer. It is hard to make friends, except with Angey, who is by way of being an incomer herself. But there's old Gaffer Samson, ill in bed in the next-door cottage, who needs James to help him by finding his 'luck' - an old charm given him years before. Then James's search for the 'luck' leads to his accepting a dangerous dare from one of the boys at school. On that sunny day in May, out on the Fen James realises that a choice lies before him and that his future, and Gaffer's, depends on his decision.
ISBN: 0670801224