Written by Robert Swindells
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A gripping wartime drama from master storyteller and multi award-winner Robert Swindells. World War Two is raging, bombs rain down on Britain and brave young men fly their fighter planes against enormous odds. Gordon wishes he was one of them unlike his cowardly elder brother Raymond, who has done a runner. But finding Raymond leads Gordon to much more than he bargained for and into huge danger. Just what has his brother got him into?
Shrapnel by Robert Swindells
It's the height of World War Two. Britain is being ravaged by bombs and most young men are off fighting. Gordon wishes he was too. Maybe then he wouldn't get bullied for having a cowardly family... Gordon's dad didn't serve in World War One, and now his older brother Raymond isn't serving in World War Two - he's gone missing. When Gordon finds a revolver hidden in his house, he tracks Raymond down, but ends up involved in more than he'd bargained for. Raymond enlists Gordon's help to deliver and collect some 'packages'. But is the work actually for the government? And will it have terrible consequences?
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