Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded. Foxing and mottling on compressed page edges (from being sat on a shelf for 15 years!)
Strangers at Witchend is the eighteenth in the Lone Pine series. It features seven of the Lone Piners, back in their beloved Shropshire. However, instead of the usual peace, they find strangers appearing wherever they go, some of them poking around the family home of Witchend. Peter's father meets an unpleasant stranger from his past, and James Wilson the reporter is on the trail of some fake jewellery.
David and Peter (Petronella), Tom and Jenny are all rather preoccupied, so the bulk of this adventure falls on the ten-year-old twins Richard and Mary, their loyal dog Mackie, and their friend Harriet. They wander around the hills in complete freedom despite the horrendous dangers that are around them. True courage is demanded, and this absorbing book is splendid reading.