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  • Published: 19 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775530626
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Home Boys


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The powerful young adult novel about two boys forced to leave London after the Second World War, and who take off on the run.

The powerful young adult novel about two boys forced to leave London after the Second World War, and who take off on the run.

Imagine you live in London immediately following the Second World War. Imagine you've been told to pack your bag, but not told where you're going. Or for how long. Imagine you are sent halfway across the world because someone thinks it will be better for you. This is what happened to Colin. This is his story. And Dougal's.

Bernard Beckett's powerful novel Home Boys captures the world of two boys on the run. Two boys who need each other. Two boys in search of a place to belong. An exceptional story by an award-winning writer for young adults, as tender as it is brutal, as spirited as it is heart-breaking.

  • Pub date: 19 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775530626
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship for Teachers of Maths, Science and Technology in 2005, during which he worked at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution. That year, he found himself looking for a way to combine his passions for science, philosophy and storytelling. Falling for Science is his first non-fiction book. He’s written several novels, won many awards for his fiction. His lnovel Genesis was also written as a result of his time at the Allan Wilson Centre. This ‘otherworldly’ sci-fi thriller was winner of the Young Adult Fiction category in the NZ Post 2007 Book Awards.
His other books are No Alarms, Malcolm and Juliet, Jolt, Deep Fried, Home Boys and Acid Song.

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