by Gordon Thynne



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 476
ISBN : 9781438984070
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781481790079

About the Book

The story is set in and around the fictional village of Althwaite in the West Riding of Yorkshire before and during the early part of the Second World War. It follows the adventures of Jem and his pal, Harold. They befriend the local tramp, tackle mysteries and spy on the rival Home Guard platoon. As the war impacts on the village, Jem is drawn into the lives of others: Benjy, the tramp, who tries to become a useful citizen; the squire who comes out of his shell to combat the threat of Hitler; evacuees from Hull; a female artist who is rescued from the clutches of suspicious local women; the veteran who lost a leg in the Boer War; and the ‘wise woman’ who mourns the son she lost to adoption years ago.

Then there is Alice, two years older than Jem, whom he admires: will the rift between them be healed. And will his Dad return safe and sound from the campaign in North Africa?

About the Author

Gordon Thynne’s career was in the Civil Service in London. Part of his boyhood was spent in West Yorkshire where Jem and the War is set. He has dabbled in writing for a number of years. This novel, intended for young people, is his first.