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Smokescreen

Written by Bernard Ashley

Smokescreen Synopsis

This is an electrifying thriller about the highly topical subject of people-smuggling, from one of the UK's leading children's authors. Ellie has been scared of water since her mum drowned, so when her dad decides to move to a pub by a canal in East London, Ellie is afraid. But she soon thinks there's something more disturbing about the pub than just its setting. Something is going on at the weekly music night and Ellie and new friend, Flo are determined to find out what, despite warnings to back off. The music night is clearly a smokescreen for something, but what? Bundled from country to country on a harrowing journey from a tiny Chinese village with the false promise of a better life in England, Song Fang Yin knows the truth. If she can escape her captors, she could help Ellie expose it.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780746067918
Publication date: 30th June 2006
Author: Bernard Ashley
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley is one of the UK's most renowned children's authors. After 30 years as a head teacher in South London schools, Bernard is now a full-time writer. His first novel The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the 1974 'Other Award'. Bernard has also been shortlisted for The Carnegie Medal three times, most notably for Little Soldier in 1999.

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