The classic wartime coming of age novel from a well loved writer.
In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackouts at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not what it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.
About the Author
Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, The Trick of It and A Landing on the Sun. Headlong was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. His fifteen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen and most recently Afterlife. He is married to the biographer and critic, Claire Tomalin.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th June 2011
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 2