Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/05/2011
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A Fantastically spirited story set during the Second WW about two boys, who suspect one of their family members to be a German spy. Extremely entertaining ... READ MORE
Tim Mowbray at London Wall


A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYIn the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571268856
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 197g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 14 mm

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Funny, sad, intriguing. Set during the Second World War, in a sleepy suburb. A child's eye view of adult affairs but told with the middle aged voice someho... READ MORE
One of the best books I have read in a long time.
A fabulous read! Marvelously evocative. Beautifully drawn characters. Sensually descriptive. Would highly recommend.