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A compelling 15th century thriller, set against the background of the Cotswold wool trade. Rich with period detail, the story of Nicholas Fetterlock's apprenticeship in his father's business and his political betrothal to the daughter of a linen merchant is nonetheless immensley accessible to twenty-first century children. As his father embarks on a deal with Italian Lombards, Nicholas, Cecily and their friend Hal unearth a sabotage plot of smuggling and piracy that will have repurcussions all over Europe. But can they find someone to believe their tale before it is too late? "Harnett likes human beings, warts and all; she is, above all, at home with childhood, its frankness and playfulness and exuberance and vulnerability. And she sees it, like the past, as another country. In 1953, aged 12, all I knew was that it was thrilling to read a story about smuggling and skulduggery. First and foremost, Harnett knew how to tell a story." Kevin Crossley-Holland, 'Books to Remember' in The Guardian, Feb 2001"

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1951 : UK Hardback
Title: The Wool-pack
Author(s): Cynthia Harnett
ISBN: 0416536603 / 9780416536607 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Wool-pack (Classic Mammoth)
Author(s): Cynthia Harnett
ISBN: 0749745800 / 9780749745806 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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January 1961 : UK Paperback
Title: The Wool-pack (Puffin Story Books)
Author(s): Cynthia Harnett
ISBN: 0140301534 / 9780140301533 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

January 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Modern Classics on Tape - The Wool-Pack
Author(s): Cynthia Harnett
ISBN: 000713486X / 9780007134861 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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