Full steam ahead for a fast paced adventure.
The Highland Falcon, Britain’s famous steam train, is set to depart for one last journey around England and Scotland, calling at Balmoral to collect a Prince and Princess and returning to Paddington. Harrison Beck’s Uncle Nat loves steam trains, writes books and articles about travel and trains and he has a ticket for this wonderful trip. Harrison’s mum is expecting a baby any minute now so she sends Harrison off on the train with his uncle. Four days on a train! thinks Harrison, there are no other children and it will be boring.
So begins a fast speed journey, with a motley selection of guests on board.
Bits of jewellery begin to go missing and Harrison, as the only child on board gets the blame. Determined to find out the truth, Harrison begins his own investigation, and gets help from an unexpected quarter.
As a great fan of steam trains, I loved this book with just enough technical information about the train to complement the story. Harrison loves to draw and the illustrations by Elisa Paganelli are wonderful. It’s all in the detail. Well done to M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman for a gripping read and I’m looking forward to the second one in the series “Kidnap on the California Comet”