A Stunning novel of the First world War
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award.
A deeply moving portrayal of camaraderie and courage innocence and brutality.
From the battlefields of the Great War, a young soldier recalls memories of family life in the countryside. But every moment Tommo Peaceful spends dwelling on the past brings him closer to a very different future. This engrossing, important novel for ages 10 and over examines what it means to be labelled a hero or a coward - something that's returned to haunt us in the 21st Century. "It is impossible not to be moved."
As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from a billet close to the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside. But the clock is ticking, and every moment Tommo spends remembering how things used to be means another moment closer to something that will change his life forever.