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Following on from the escapades of Prince Caspian, this sets sail without the two eldest Pevensie children, Peter and Susan, and press-gangs fresh talent to carry the series into the choppy waters of the fourth book, The Silver Chair.
The play tells the tale of the so-called`foster mother of wild spirits' whose cottage in Egremont,near New Brighton, was a haven for smugglers, wreckers and fugitives from press-gangs in 18th-century Wirral.