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Fortune, My Foe (also known as Fortune My Foe) is a partly fictional story biography of Sir Walter Raleigh, written by Geoffrey Trease. Geoffrey Trease tells the life of Sir Walter Raleigh as an adventure story, building from the characters' historical evidence. He lets the reader see the Devon boy, growing to manhood, and through his various exploits and adventures.

Reader's Reviews


An excellent story-form biography, which I really enjoyed. Obviously, Raleigh dies at the end, which is sad, but I just about coped :)


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 10+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 10+

Raleigh is executed at the end of the book.

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