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It's 1939, and Spain is a country shattered by brutal conflict. The civil war has ended - but the hatred that caused it hasn't. Nick's father left Scotland to fight on the losing Republican side three years ago. He never returned. Now Nick has gone after him - crossing illegally into Spain, travelling without papers, trying to track down anyone who might be able to tell him what happened. But the risks are high for a foreign boy in Spain without permission. It's only with the help of one girl - Isabel, the daughter of a cruel Civil Guard sergeant - that Nick stands a chance of surviving...
|Publication date:||7th August 2003|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh but spent her childhood in Belfast. She has written more than twenty novels for young people, including the groundbreaking Kevin and Sadie books, set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. 2003 is the 30th anniversary of Puffin's first edition of THE TWELFTH DAY OF JULY. Joan Lingard lives in Edinburgh with her husband.More About Joan Lingard
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