Bridle the Wind by Joan Aiken, 1st/1st, 1983
London: Jonathan Cape, (1983). First edition. This copy is near fine. The wrapper is neatly illustrated in verdant green and a light purple and with only minor wear present, with light signs of yellowing and foxing present too. It has not been price clipped. The text blocks are generally bright and white, but also with light foxing present. Overall, this is a near fine copy.
After visiting his family in England, Felix is on his way back to Spain when he's shipwrecked off the coast of France. He is taken in by monks to recover from his ordeal- but it soon becomes clear to him that he is being held prisoner.