Wild JackJohn Christopher
science fiction, young adult
In twenty-third-century England, young Clive Anderson is imprisoned in an attempt to mold him into a docile member of society but escapes to the Outlands where he is befriended by Wild Jack's outlaw band.
Christoper Samuel Youd, a.k.a. John Christopher (1922-2012), was a British science fiction author. He is best known for The Tripods trilogy.