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Winner of the prestigious Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Literary Prize and short listed for the MNET Prize for Youth Literature, this moving novel for teenagers and young adults explores the theme of violence - both in the run-up to the 1994 elections and the horrors of the First World War. Fourteen-year-old Matthew longs to be a hero, like the characters in the war comics he loves to read. But then his great-grandfather - survivor of the battle of Delville Wood, 1916 - moves into their home. Reluctantly the old man begins to tell Matthew about his experiences during the war - and the true horror of conflict is brought home to Matthew. Faced by the daily reality of pre-election, inter-tribal violence in South Africa, witnessing the murder of their maid's husband, Simon, and listening to the shocking reality of war as told by his great-grandfather, Matthew begins to realise that the heroic antics of his comic heroes are a lie . And as he nears the end of his personal quest to count to a million, the sudden comprehension of the ten million casualties suffered in WW1 leaves him stunned and ashamed ... A profoundly moving coming-of-age story, told with sensitivity and compassion, about a boy's search for meaning against the backdrop of a country in turmoil. Lawrence Bransby now lives in Manchester after retiring from a lifetime of teaching. In his spare time, indulges his passion for long-distance motorcycle travel and kayaking.
bound: 112 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 13, 2017)
isbn: 1521057974, 978-1521057971,
weight: 7 ounces (