Digging for Victory

Digging for Victory

Cathy Faulkner

A breath taking verse novel which is simultaneously clever and sensitive, that transports the reader back in time to skulk through the night, uncovering secrets with the feisty protagonist, Bonnie.

“A compelling debut novel” Sunday Times 

“The use of verse is perfect for a story which is enormously emotional and encouraged me to really care about the characters.” – Dan Smith

“I think any child who likes historical fiction will devour this book, and many children who think historical fiction isn’t for them will get swept up by the mission.” – Elen Caldecott

“Adventure-filled with beautiful verse and a very satisfying ending. Perfect for middle grade readers.” – Lucy Cuthew

Bonnie Roberts is desperate to play a valuable part in the war effort. For her, tending the family vegetable patch just doesn’t cut it she wants to be a hero like her RAF pilot brother, Ralph.

But when the mysterious Mr Fisher is billeted at her farmhouse, and Ralph is reported missing in action, she starts to question what heroism actually involves.

As Bonnie attempts to find out who Mr Fisher really is, she embarks on a life changing and emotional voyage of discovery.

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