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If you have a young rugby fan in your life who hasn’t yet discovered this great series, drop everything and buy a copy now. A mix of irresistible ruby action – Gerard Siggins was a sports journalist and can really write the moves – and historical mystery, it stars talented young player Eoin Madden. Loyalties are tested when he’s given a place at summer camp with his team Munster’s arch rivals Leinster, but Eoin gets that it’s all about playing up and playing the game. Eoin has another unusual talent too, he can see ghosts. This brings him into contact with Alexander Obolensky, whose try for England against the All Blacks in 1936 is rugby legend, and a treasure hunt that dates back to Tsarist Russia. If this sounds far-fetched, it’s completely plausible in the context and gives the story an even broader appeal.
Book four in the bestselling 'Rugby Spirit' series.
Eoin has been chosen for the Junior development squad so over the summer he gets to go to Dublin for a rugby summer school. Arising out of that, he and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham, London, to play & watch rugby. While there, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.
A fast-paced adventure – and a brilliant try – that links England, Ireland and Russia through the love of rugby.
history and sport merge together to bring us an exciting and unusual story -- parentsintouch.co.uk
if you thought the action on the opening weekend of the Six Nations was fast-paced, then step into the world of Eoin Madden for a real white-knuckle ride -- Irish Daily Star
Well done Mr Siggins on a very enjoyable book. -- seomraranga.com
with the Six Nations underway and interest in rugby at a high, Gerard Siggins's Rugby Flyer, the fourth in his Rugby Spirit series, is very welcome. A clever mix of sporting action - Siggins was a sports journalist and knows just how to bring the excitement of the game alive on paper - mystery and ghost story, it's a terrific read ... the descriptions of games, tactics and training in this book will thrill sports mad young readers, whether rugby is their game or not, and the background ghost and mystery story will keep everyone reading -- booksforkeeps.co.uk
just as enjoyable as the first three ... a great read for young rugby fans -- Rugby World Magazine
sporting historical thriller -- Sunday Times
|Publication date:||15th February 2016|
|Publisher:||O'Brien Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||World Book Day|
Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin and has lived almost all his life in the shadow of Lansdowne Road; he’s been attending rugby matches there since he was small enough for his dad to lift him over the turnstiles. He is a sports journalist and worked for the Sunday Tribune for many years. His other books about rugby player Eoin Madden, Rugby Spirit, Rugby Warrior, Rugby Rebel and Rugby Flyer are also published by The O’Brien Press. Read a Q&A with the author here.More About Gerard Siggins