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Billy thought wartime was fun: fiery skies, playing amongst the rubble. Then a bomb falls on the shelter where he and his mother are taking refuge. Waking in hospital horribly burned, he longs for death until a precious gift from a soldier similarly disfigured gives him hope and a reason to live.
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James Riordan is Professor of Russian at Surrey University.Review:
`A deserving contender for the Whitbread Children's Book Prize' The Sunday Telegraph
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M019275050X