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 shell-shock.
Alfie isn't sure what shell-shock is, but is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, b+w t/o
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 26/09/2013
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780857532930