When Tommy and Sally discover a wounded Nazi airman who has been shot down in their local woods, they must decide whether to report him or keep him hidden.
Summer 1940. As the cuckoo sings out across the Lake District, life is about to change for ever for local boy Tommy and his friend Sally, the mysterious evacuee girl who lives on the neighbouring farm. When they find a wounded Nazi airman in the woods, Sally persuades Tommy not to report it but to keep the German hidden. This starts a chain of events that leads to the uncovering of secrets about Sally’s past and a summer of adventure that neither child will ever forget.
Author of eight novels, including The Season Ticket, Give Us This Day and Mr McCool, Jonathan Tulloch’s work has been filmed, staged and Radio 4 serialised. He has won the Betty Trask Prize and the JB Priestley Award. He writes The Times' Nature Notebook, and a nature column in The Tablet.
A ripping wartime adventure and a love letter to Lakeland’s farms and fells
With a brilliant cast of characters, dialogue to die for and a tone reminiscent of Robert Westall at his finest, I was hooked from the very first page