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  • Writing in the voice of a child and supporting the radicals against the establishment, Sandi Toksvig leaves an impression of courage in the face of adversity.

  • History is brought convincingly and absorbingly to life

    Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
  • Sandi Toksvig’s mini-epic is a roller-coaster of a read that races headlong through an important slice of history bringing it vividly to life as it does so . . . Sandi Toksvig brings alive important-to-know radical history by dressing it up in a fine coat of adventure.

    Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading
  • Well researched and accurate . . . Fascinating

  • Slim is an engaging character who makes friends with all kinds of people along the journey, facing up to danger and grief with great courage. There are important themes running through the book, including the power of storytelling, literacy, freedom of speech, and equality . . . It’s also a good, pacey story written with humour and understanding, and well lined up for the next instalment

    Lynne Taylore,

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