• An immensely readable, passionately written epic, with an involving, fast-moving plot constantly challenging readers' assumptions

  • Young readers will find themselves swept along with Breslin's engaging cast into a world where duty and compassion must somehow co-exist

  • Breslin brilliantly weaves the themes of emancipation, class, love, propaganda and the machinations of war into the story of how these young lives are changed with a light touch that belies the seriousness of the subject

    Financial Times
  • Breslin's light touch and beautiful prose give the harrowing sights and sounds of the war a much more human feel . . . A novel that will stay with me for a long time

    The Bookseller
  • Theresa Breslin is simply a superb writer and I strongly recommend this novel to all readers

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