Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children, set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal.
More than a decade after his death, Robert Westall retains his reputation as one of the most powerful writers for children. He was awarded two Carnegie Medals (for The Machine Gunners and The Scarecrows) and used his own childhood experiences of the Second World War in his books.
"Seat-of-the-pants suspense. Westall's writing is smashing
throughout." "Kirkus Reviews"starred review"
"The pace is unrelenting." "Booklist"starred review"