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 . . .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, B+W throughout
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780552570589