Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Conkers and Grenades
This is the debut novel from Hillary Lee-Corbin and is a book for children.
Mar and Appy are two ordinary boys, living in Bristol. Their fathers are both fighting on the front, so not unnaturally they both decide to do their bit for the war effort to help defeat the Kaiser and his Imperial army.
However, they inadvertently become entangled in a net of spies, secret agents, special secret codes and an ever-present sense of danger.
They find themselves caught up in a world of intrigue and menace where people are not quite as they seem ad they run the risk of betrayal.
They find themselves facing foes who are much older than they are who are far more experienced than a pair of Bristol boys who are also facing shortages of food, and the ever-present risk that their families might receive a telegram about a loved one who had gone missing in action. Or worse.
They discover a German spy ring and an audacious plan to murder the King and Queen of England.
But what can two boys do against a team of dedicated German spies? However, they've probably not met any Bristol boys, before!
This is a very intriguing mystery for children and hopefully the first of many novels about Appy and Mar.
It's published by Matador at £7.99 and will make a really good Christmas present.
You can order it here https://goo.gl/wdCFDG.