"There are plenty of plot twists to keep you gripped in this dramatic, atmospheric story. It is full of heart stopping moments, vividly bringing the period to life." Primary Times 2016
"The best book I have ever read." Ethan aged 10
"A dramatic introduction draws you straight into the book - you just have to find out who Grandpa's mysterious visitor is. The story takes you back to London during the First World War, where a German teenager is captured by spymasters and finds himself living a double life. From the streets of London to the horrors of the Western Front, this relatively young person finds himself in a position to turn the war in Germany's favour. It's a tense and exciting story which is excellent to set the background of the Great War for students. Excellently written with well-rounded and captivating characterisation." Parents in touch 2016
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Captured by spymasters, a German teenager finds himself living a secret life within wartime London. His mission could help to win the Great War for Germany. It takes him from the bombed streets of London to the horrors of the Western Front. Can the young agent evade British Intelligence and turn the war in Germany's favour?
He grabbed the torch and shone it over my label and then grunted his approval. He shone the torch into my eyes and grunted again. The foul stench of sweat and tobacco turned my stomach.
He grabbed me by the arm and placed the torch beneath his chin. His face was like his voice: rough enough to grate cheese on.
"Welcome to England," he snarled, baring his blackened teeth like a ravenous dog.
"But do you know who make the best spies?" she asked soothingly. "Children. But not just any children. Children like you."