crouched down over the paper,
muttering the words to himself as he wrote,
'MIDNIGHT FISHING EXPEDITION - NUMBER ONE'.
On a late night fishing
expedition, Gerry Martin and Tim Rogers catch more
than they bargained for when they stumble upon a gang of thieves, raiding
local golf club...
A short, but evocative
tale here from Raymond Briggs:
'His footsteps sounded loud in the silence, and the rustle of
the trees, almost unnoticed in the day time, made it seem
as if the sea were just behind the houses...'
The book's simple tale deals with a small-scale adventure, very much a
'real' encounter. It's all torches under the bedcovers, scallywags, and
coppers. Kids just don't behave like this anymore, of course. Come to
think of it,
neither do adults. Nonetheles Briggs' writing captures the spirit of the
This alternative cover is from a 1976 Beaver paperback reprint which,
features artwork by Tony Morris and not the author...
The two young stars Tim and Gerry also feature in a second book,
The Strange House...
Bizarrely, the young lad who features in Briggs' third novel
Sledges To The Rescue is called
Tim Martin - a combination of
the two names!