THE ERRANT KNIGHTS by Mark Hebden

THE ERRANT KNIGHTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an encore to The Eyewitness (1967) but the youngster this time is Spanish Cesar, whom two English couples finally smuggle out of feudal, feuding Spain. When first met in the little village of Puebla del Ducque cesar is running away from both the police and the Anarquistas and Hetty quickly conceals him. Hetty and her husband Hector, binocular and brogue types, and their young nephew and his wife, are all on a holiday there which quickly comes to an end. They take Cesar to Toledo to the half-brother who refuses to shelter him--and finally on to the border and up and over on foot, just ahead of their pursuants. The last scrimmage and scuffle, however familiar, is exciting and the book, travel-logged with a noticing eye, is simpatico. No more, no less.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1968
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World