Author(s): Aidan Chambers
What happens to Jacob Todd when he visits his grandfather's grave at the annual commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem is paralleled in time by the events of the day in World War Two when retreating troops were sheltered by the family of Geertrui Van Riet. Geertrui reveals secrets to Jacob which overturn his view of himself and his country.
Winner of Carnegie Medal 2000 and LA Carnegie Medal 2000.
"Superbly crafted, intensely moving." --"Sunday Telegraph"