When Detective Charlie Peace attains the rank of inspector, he decides to relocate to the sleepy town of Slepton Edge, along with his pregnant wife, Felicity, and daughter, Carola. His dream of moving, however, can only become reality with the financial assistance of his stubborn father-in-law, Rupert Coggenhoe, a mid-selling novelist and the district’s most popular widower. Unfortunately for Charlie, Rupert agrees to provide the money but on the strict condition that he moves in with them, or to a house nearby. With a heavy heart, Charlie accepts the offer and purchases two neighbouring houses, hoping that the cosy village community will warm his somewhat frosty family.
However, a short time after arriving, whilst taking a walk in the neighbourhood, Charlie and Felicity encounter a group of children chanting and jeering outside a home. Strangely, the residents are a retired elderly couple who have just recently moved to Slepton Edge and cannot explain the children’s reactions. Stranger still, the children are well organised, and the basis of some of their chants are lines from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. When a mysterious death disturbs the village calm, the network of neighbourhood gossip emerges as both Charlie’s greatest ally and the biggest obstacle in his path to the truth.
Fantastic Upcoming Captain Pugwash Events!
We're delighted to announce that there are a series of fantastic upcoming Captain Pugwash events over the next year.
27.05.2017 - 31.01.2018: Pugwash art works and objects to be included in 'Shiver My Timbers Exhibition' at 'The Word', the newly-built National Centre for the Written Word in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. An exhibition all about pirates in literature, legend and on the screen.
22.07.2017 'Festival of the Sea' raft racing and events featuring Pugwash in publicity material, including a Pugwash trail through the town of Rye.
August - September 2017: Rye Station facsimiles of Pugwash artworks
20.10.2018 - 22.04.2019: Pugwash artworks and objects to be included in the exhibition 'A Pirate's Life for Me.' At the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London.