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  • A cracker . . . Utterly convincing

    Philip Pullman
  • WW2, somewhere in southern England. Our mathematically and psychically gifted soldier-narrator is on a secret mission . . . Despite the diversity of its elements, this is a well-paced, enjoyable read, which effectively combines ideas generally not seen together in WW2 fiction, and certainly not children's fiction

  • The real-life location, historical detail and plausible contemporary voices give this conviction

    Sunday Times

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