Stay where you are & then leave / John Boyne.
Publisher: Doubleday, 2013.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0857532936 9780857532930 (hbk.) :
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.
246 pages ; 21 cm
A simply told WW1 story told in Alfie's voice from a child's POV. Although a book For YA I expected a little bit more, however Alfie learnt about Shell Shock, the meaning of conchie and the symbolism of a white feather.
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