Blackout

Blackout

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Another gripping World War Two drama from the master storyteller and multi-award-winner, Robert Swindells. Life in a small village is boring now the war is over, there is still rationing and bomb damage and war losses. But when a group of children hear of some treasure kept locked in the village, things look at bit more interesting. And then two strangers turn up in the village - and they've heard of the treasure too . . .show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • 0552561541
  • 9780552561549
  • 317,095

Review quote

""Gripping. . . Swindells deftly explains the atmosphere of war-torn London . . . without bogging down the pace of the book.. . . well worth reading." "Publishers Weekly" on" Shrapnel"show more

About Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. Now a full-time writer, he is the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list. In 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD (Hamish Hamilton), a teenage novel about a serial killer. RUBY TANYA won the Salford Children's Book Award 2005.show more

Back cover copy

It's September 1939, and Britain has just entered the Second World War. But in the small town of Golfodd there are no bombs, no soldiers and no machine guns. For Tom, Mary, Gary and Dil the whole thing is a disappointment. They want excitement. But they aren't looking for trouble, so when they start shadowing the mysterious new woman in town, they don't expect it to lead them down to the bottom of the old, rotten mines of Golfodd. Then things get dark and dangerous . . .show more

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15 ratings
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4 33% (5)
3 47% (7)
2 13% (2)
1 7% (1)
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