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Mission Telemark

By Amanda Mitchison

Four teenagers attempt the most dangerous sabotage mission of World War II in this gripping thriller, based on real events.

Norway, December 1942. Following the German occupation of the power plant at Vemork in southern Norway, the British government has become aware that Hitler is trying to find a way to use the heavy water it produces to make a nuclear weapon. One mission to destroy the power plant has already failed and time is running out. Now the Allies' fate rests in the hands of four teenagers – Jakob, Freddie, Ase and Lars – who must survive for weeks in the freezing conditions of the Hardanger Plateau before they launch a sabotage attempt that will decide the course of the war. Based on real events and featuring copies of Special Operations Executive original documents, this is a gripping account of a deadly mission.

  • A B-format reissue of the original flexiback edition. Inserts have been replaced by flat copies of the original documents.
  • A brilliant mixture of adventure story and spy thriller all based on real true life events.
  • Meticulously researched and a gripping read. Perfect for boys.

About the author

Amanda Mitchison is an experienced journalist who has worked for a number of publications including the New Statesman, the Independent Magazine, and the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. Her children’s biography of David Livingstone was short-listed for the 2003 Blue Peter Award. Mission Telemark is Amanda's first novel. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two sons.

ISBN: 9781406345377
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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