Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his childhood sweetheart. So Frank ups his age and volunte
Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's-land, Jim is shot . and finds himself face to face with an enemy
On an uninhabited island in the Scillies, Alfie and his father find an injured girl - alone, and with no memory of who she is. She can speak only one word: Lucy. Is she a mermaid, a ghost? Or could she even be a German spy?
1917: Machines of War / Brian Falkner. 1917. World War One. 17 year old NZ Bob Sunday, in the Royal Flying Corps, finds himself flying against the great German air aces, including the infamous Red Baron.
2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.