Stay where you are and then leave
From the best-selling author of The boy in the striped pyjamas, a moving story of a Alfie, a young boy's search for his missing father during the First World War.
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield’s father promised he wouldn’t go away to fight – but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn’t know where his father might be, other than that he’s away on a special, secret mission.
Then, while shining shoes at King’s Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father’s name – on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by – a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .
Soft cover, 247 pages.
Other titles by John Boyne include: The boy in the striped pyjamas.