Posing as a respectable vicar in Dymchurch at the turn of the 18th century, Dr. Syn is actually the retired pirate Captain Clegg. Clegg, believed hanged in Rye, is no longer being sought by the authorities. However, country life proves too tame for Syn, and his attention turns to smuggling. He takes on a secret identity, The Scarecrow, and returns to his criminal ways.
Disney's Doctor Syn, Alias the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, the classic TV mini-series, was based on this romantic adventure novel of a masked hero with a secret identity. Discover the enthralling story that inspired the beloved series. On the surface, the little English coastal village of Dymchurch is a respectable law abiding community in 1800, and there are only two things of real interest to call attention to it. One is the dank, foggy stretch of shore known as Romney Marsh--haunted, so the vi... more info>>