Tom Palmer celebrates the unsung athletic heroes of the Armistice in a powerful tale of the fell-running messengers on the front-line of war.
Running is what Lily is good at and fell-running is what she loves. But what she doesn’t realise is that this talent was passed to her from someone very important – her great-great-grandfather Ernest, an unsung hero of WWI. When Lily’s ailing Grandmother offers her a glimpse into the past, Lily discovers Ernest’s diaries, his shared passion for running and his unflinching tale of life on the front line. As Lily uncovers heartache and memories, their stories intertwine into a tale of past, present and the little known heroes of November 11th, 1918. An evocative and powerful historical tale to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. As well as writing the top selling Football Academy and Foul Play series (Puffin), he has also written many books for Barrington Stoke including Over the Line, Ghost Stadium, Secret FC, and the Rugby Academy and Wings series, all of which continue to sell strongly. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games, and is well-loved across the booktrade. A popular author, a Reading Champion, and former bookseller. He lives in Halifax.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
10 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational