Wheels of War

Wheels of War

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Will works at the big house, and nothing there ever changes very much. But then one day George announces that he's going away to be a soldier in the war that's springing up around them. Will is jealous, but knows he is too young-and too simple-to join him. The glory of war is not for the likes of him. Then soldiers come and take the rest of the men from the house to join the fighting, too. Will is left behind, with the womenfolk, those too old to fight-and the frail, insane Master, of course. Now everything is different, and Will and his friends start to realize that although they have not gone to join the war, they may not be able to stop the war coming to join them. It's time to head for safety-but in a country ravaged by war, where will really be safe? Who will look after them all now the menfolk have all gone away? And how do they know who they can really trust?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 19mm | 214g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192754394
  • 9780192754394
  • 1,656,436

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[Of Cold Tom]: 'This is one of those rare, strange, wonderful books that makes you see the world through different eyes The Guardian This is an excellent book. It is gripping and exciting - you never want to put it down! The Sunday Express an outstanding debut novel The Sunday Times so compelling it almost defies description Manchester Evening News [Of The Truth Sayer]: 'a thought-provoking, Pullmanesque adventure set in two worlds The Times There are no bounds to Prue's imagination and invention and this is the first of an interlocking series of stories, so much fun and many thrills to come. Adele Geras This delightful fantasy puts one in mind of the early work of Diana Wynne Jones with its light touch, quirky humour and brisk pace that avoids making heavy weather of the mechanics of parallel worlds, whilst at the same time exploring the complex nature of different forms of truth. It should be an absorbing read for both girls and boys of nine and up. School Librarianshow more

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