Murdo's War

by Alan Temperley

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Fourteen year-old Sutherlander Murdo Mackay agrees to collect some machinery by boat in early 1943, but his suspicions about the mysterious cargo are confirmed when he discovers …read more

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Additional Details

Title Murdo's War
ISBN 9781909912977
Author by Alan Temperley
Publisher Independent Publishers Group
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2014
Format EPUB
Number of Pages 192
Filesize 796.3 KB
Interest Age Children / Young Adults (9-13)
Language EN
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Category War Stories
Historical Fiction
Adventure Stories
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Fiction (Child / Teen)

Reviews

The zest and pace of a Buchan or Geoffrey Household story... [this book] belongs to the children-in-wartime novels. NAOMI LEWIS, THE OBSERVER Excellent use is made of the harsh Scottish landscape... The author is in complete command of his material and knows just how to keep the fascinated interest of the young reader. Highly recommended for lovers of adventure yarns. BOOKS IN SCOTLAND [a] curl-up-in-front-of-the-fire thriller JOHN RYAN, SUNDAY POST A fascinating addition to the genre of boys' adventure stories... should take its place beside the classics. JUNIOR BOOKSHELF

Author Biography

Alan Temperley was born and grew up in Sunderland. Leaving school at sixteen, he joined the Merchant Navy and has sailed as deck hand and ship's officer. After a spell in the RAF he studied at Manchester and Edinburgh Universities and became a teacher of English in the Highlands. As an author he has won several awards, his books are in seventeen languages and two have been adapted into award-winning TV series, Harry and the Wrinklies and The Magician of Samarkland. He has one son and lives near Castle Douglas in south-west Scotland.]]

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Fourteen year-old Sutherlander Murdo Mackay agrees to collect some machinery by boat in early 1943, but his suspicions about the mysterious cargo are confirmed when he discovers that the crates are full of German machine guns. Fleeing through freezing conditions and some of Scotland's harshest landscapes as the extent of the German plan becomes clear, Murdo must run not only for his life, but to save Britain from invasion.

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