The Grave by James Heneghan


The Grave by James Heneghan

Something in the black pit was calling and reaching out to me, pulling me...Tom stumbles into a pit in an excavated schoolyard and finds himself mysteriously transported back to rural Ireland in the grip of the potato famine of the 1840s. A foster child with no family in his 'real' life in 1970s Liverpool, in Ireland he finds himself taken in by a generous, though desperately poor, family whose eldest son is Tom's spitting image. Tom's intriguing life develops in parallel in both settings, creating an engrossing and affecting story for readers of 11+.

About the Author

James Heneghan was born and bred in Liverpool but now lives in Canada. He has written several well-reviewed books on historical themes for teenage readers.

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

29th September 2009



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