Inspired by a true story. Peggy must leave her beloved dog Beau behind in war-torn London, but Beau is determined to find her again
Until the Road Ends is the eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children's Book of the Year, winner of a Books Are My Bag Readers Award, the British Book Award for Children’s Fiction and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
When Peggy saves a stray dog from near-death, a beautiful friendship begins. Peggy and Beau are inseparable: the only thing that can ever come between them is war. Peggy is evacuated to the safety of the coast, but Beau is left behind in the city, where he becomes the most extraordinary and unlikely of war heroes.
Night after night, as bombs rain down and communities are destroyed, Beau searches the streets, saving countless families. But then disaster strikes, changing Peggy’s life forever. With her parents killed, both she and Beau are left alone, hundreds of miles apart. But Beau has a plan to reunite them at long last . . .
Phil Earle is a magnificent writer. This is a thrilling adventure laced with humour, suspense, and love. Just brilliant.
Phil Earle’s wonderful World War Two animal adventures are continually heartfelt, heart-aching, heart-racing and Beau rightly takes his honoured place alongside literature’s finest canine heroes.
A truly brilliant book. Phil Earle is the kind of writer who shines a light on what it is to be human, what it is to be loved, and how an adventure can help us find ourselves, whether that be on the page or off of it.
Earle’s story has Spitfire action, a crocodile and instances of self-sacrifice, and as always he can be counted on to be emotionally involving
The Sunday Times
Based on several true events, this thrilling adventure is exciting, witty, warm and occasionally heart-breaking. Keep the tissues handy…