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In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows, they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.
Publisher: c2002.
ISBN: 9780571212965
Branch Call Number: FIC Frayn


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AL_ANNAL Jan 09, 2017

Setting (WWII London neighborhood), characters (working class), and plot (coming of age story) are perfectly drawn. A sense of foreboding and mystery will keep you turning the pages.

Jul 20, 2013

The writing is superb along with a storyline that keeps you reading even though its about a young boy living in a small town who describes his adventure during one summer during WWII. SImply delightful time spent with an author. I will read more of his books.

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