The Grave

The Grave

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SOMETHING IN THE BLACK PIT WAS CALLING AND REACHING OUT TO ME, PULLING ME...Tom stumbles into a pit in an excavated schoolyard and finds himself mysteriously transported back to rural Ireland in the grip of the potato famine of the 1840s. A foster child with no family in his 'real' life in 1970s Liverpool, in Ireland he finds himself taken in by a generous, though desperately poor, family whose eldest son is Tom's spitting image. Tom's intriguing life develops in parallel in both settings, creating an engrossing and affecting story for readers of more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 106 x 178mm | 154g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552547824
  • 9780552547826

About James Heneghan

James Heneghan was born and bred in Liverpool but now lives in Canada. He has written several well-reviewed books on historical themes for teenage more

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'An engaging, beautifully written story with a complex, appealing narrator' Booklist; 'Superbly crafted time-split novel' Kirkus Reviewsshow more

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205 ratings
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5 24% (49)
4 35% (71)
3 27% (56)
2 14% (28)
1 0% (1)
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