Jack Bolt is staying with his granny in the village of Wittlesham. But on the night before All Hallows Eve a very surprising hand delivery slices its way (literally) through to his bedroom, via the wall ...So begins an entirely unexpected adventure for Jack Bolt as he becomes embroiled in a series of haphazard antics with a band of highwaymen on the run. But these are no ordinary highwaymen. They come from the eighteenth century! And Jack must use all his nous to keep them from the suspicious eyes of the law when they make an escape through to his twenty-first century world. Jack Bolt and the Highwaymen's Hideout is an enthralling and hugely funny tale full of unforgettable and intriguing characters, sure to keep all would-be time travellers entertained from beginning to end.
Richard Hamilton is the author of a number of picture books as well as writing young fiction for children. In conjunction with writing books, Richard works at the BBC, running its location library. He also works part-time writing and abridging stories for BBC Radio 4. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. Sam Hearn received a BA Hons in Illustration from Kingston University. He divides his time between working as a bookseller at the Lion and Unicorn in Richmond and illustrating children's books. This is Sam's fourth book for Bloomsbury.