Winter's Bullet by William Osborne

Winter's Bullet

Written by William Osborne

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A thrilling wartime adventure about two brave and resourceful Dutch teenagers. When Tygo discovers a Jewish girl hiding in a chimney clutching a diamond, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy, trading the jewel for information that will end Hitler's war. Exploring the widely held view that Hitler had plans for a weapon of mass destruction, William Osborne has created a brilliantly original and page-turning adventure of friendship, loyalty and trust from a snippet of World War Two history.

A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher I adore the what-would-happen-if stories from history that nearly happened. What could we have done if Hitler had finished developing his ultimate weapon or escaped at the last minute – but more importantly still, what if it was all down to a bunch of renegade kids? Step up and find out – William Osborne makes it all come true (nearly).


Winter's Bullet by William Osborne

Tygo, a locksmith's son, is forced by the Nazis to loot abandoned Dutch homes for valuables. Known as 'the Ferret', he's despised by everyone, but it's the only way he can keep his family alive. But when he discovers a girl with a diamond in a chimney, he refuses to give her up. Instead he turns spy and trades the jewel for information about Hitler's ultimate weapon. Can a ferret become a hero? He has one shot to stop the war.


Praise for Hitler's Angel:

'An incredible adventure' Bear Grylls

A gripping World War Two adventure...The action-packed plot twists and turns Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

fast-paced wartime adventure Serendipity Reviews

it was an upbeat page turner that I learned plenty from and it made me want to read on. I really enjoyed this book and I hope that you will too The Historical Novel Association

The boys and girls in my school's book club (aged 11-13) all really enjoyed this adventure tale - the mild peril the characters are faced with is enough to create enough suspense without alienating or upsetting young readers, All scored Hilter's Angel at least 7.5/10 which I would wholeheartedly endorse for a young teenage audience Natalie Moreland Bookworm blog

About the Author

William Osborne

After Cambridge University, William became a barrister but his career took a sharp swerve when he switched to scriptwriting in Hollywood. He has worked on over sixty movies including Twins, Goldeneye and The Mummy. He now lives in London where he continues to write films and books. Hitler's Angel is his first book for Chicken House.

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224 pages


William Osborne
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Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2014




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