Written by Bernard Ashley
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The power of football to transform a boy’s life makes a roller coaster story line to this touching novel of how Makis, newly arrived in London from a Greek island destroyed by an earthquake, builds a new life for himself through his prowess at football. Set in 1950s London, Aftershock is both tender as it describes how Makis helps his mother adapt to their new life and optimistic about how children adapt and flourish in new situations.
Aftershock by Bernard Ashley
Makis and his mother Sofia escape a devastating Greek earthquake which has claimed his father's life. They move to North London and at first it is hard, especially at school, but being a gifted footballer, Makis slowly begins to fit in. But through no fault of his own, Makis lets down his team at an important match and the whole school, even the teachers, seem to turn against him.
Praise for Angel Boy:
'Ashley excels at tautly-potted, timely and highly topical thrillers which pack a real emotional punch.' - Rivetting Reads
'This perfectly plotted thriller.' - Bookseller
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
3rd March 2011
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