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One day, out on the Cumbrian sands, 16-year-old Arnold Hathwaite encounters a menacing stranger who claims to be a long-lost relative with the same name. He moves in and takes over Arnold's home, and his intentions become more and more sinister.
John Rowe Townsend was born in Leeds in 1922. He is the author of many books for children including The Intruder, The Islanders and Written for Children, an examination of children’s literature.
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