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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave By John Boyne

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne

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Summary

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition.

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave Summary

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name - on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave Reviews

"Pat Barker meets Michelle Magorian . . . Comic as well as poignantly enlightening" * Independent on Sunday *
"John Boyne's children's novels tackle difficult subjects . . . and this latest book looks at the horrors of trench warfare in World War 1. With the anniversary of that war next year, this is a timely examination of moral, physical and mental bravery and pain" * Daily Mail *
"Beautifully paced and affecting" * The Bookseller *
"Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is beautifully written, as are all John Boyne's books for children. Although it's a book aimed primarily at younger readers, it's equally as satisfying for adults, and should be widely read by everyone" * Wondrous Reads *
"A beautifully paced and affecting tale" * Independent on Sunday *

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of ten novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. In 2015, John chaired the panel for the Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. The Heart's Invisible Furies is his most ambitious novel yet.

Additional information

GOR005928448
9780552570589
0552570583
Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
2014-07-03
288
Short-listed for Cheshire School's Book Award 2015 (UK) Short-listed for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2015 (UK) Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 (UK) Short-listed for Hillingdon Book Award 2015 (UK) Short-listed for Haringey Children's Book Award 2015 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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