ONE IN FIVE NEVER RETURNED. Every boy dreams of flying, but in war that dream can turn into a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of the Macey May, an American Flying Fortress stationed in East Anglia. The Second World War is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of every Flying Fortress face terrible odds on their bombing missions. To make it through alive, Harry will need luck on his side and courage ...Courage to keep going when he has watched close friends die. Courage to confront a terrible evil. And the courage to make it home from deep behind enemy lines. Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling combine with Dowswell's meticulous research to deliver a page-turner for fans of John Boyne, Morris Gleitzman and Marcus Zusak.
The gripping World War II story of one boy's dangerous escape through occupied territory, from the author of Auslander
He is a brilliant historical novelist. Dowswell shows us a side of Nazi Germany rarely seen ... a heart-stopping read Praise for AUSLANDER: Sunday Telegraph A superlative, at times almost agonisingly compelling, piece of historical fiction ... The climactic escape to freedom is pure muck-sweat tension Praise for AUSLANDER: Financial Times A great thriller with a poignant historical background ... A terrific book Praise for SEKTION 20: Bookseller Dowswell achieves a sense of balance between the fast-paced action and adrenalin rush of a thriller and the detail and realism of a historical novel in this perfectly pitched hybrid novel Praise for SEKTION 20: Books for Keeps A teenage book of the year Praise for ELEVEN ELEVEN: Independent
A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written over 60 books, including Auslander, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Red House Children's Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Paul lives in Wolverhampton with his family. www.pauldowswell.co.uk/