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
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Children / Young Adults
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Murdo's War
1 October 2014
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796.3 KB
Children / Young Adults (9-13)
Young Adult Fiction
Young adult


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....
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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.]]