Schools and Libraries

The Thirteenth Box is suitable for readers aged nine and above, though competent younger readers enjoy it also. It is ideal for students at Key Stage 3.

The context of the book is historically correct and the reader can learn about life in a small coastal town in the late 18th century.

Social History: clothing, food, homes, lifestyle, travel /transport, communication, smuggling
You can download a copy of the endpapers which contain a glossary of terms used in the book, the bibliography and sources along with list of the locations in the book can still be visited for those able to travel to Christchurch.

Special rates for schools for sales of 10 copies and above are available, please email for details

Author visits
J.A. Ratcliffe

Please contact us for further information.

About The Thirteenth Box