Time Bomb by Nigel Hinton

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Set in post-war London, in the summer of 1949, 11-year-old Andy and his three best friends make a thrilling discovery: an unexploded bomb from World War II left buried and forgotten in the bomb site where they ride their bikes. Their decision to keep the bomb a secret will change their lives forever.
This explosive coming of age story follows the four friends as they confront the issues that have set their country, their community and their lives ablaze.
 

About Nigel Hinton

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Nigel Hinton was born in London in 1941 in the middle of an air-raid. As a child he was most interested in reading, going to the movies, and playing with friends out on the street or on the many bomb sites that existed after the Second World War. Nigel has worked in an advertising agency, as a road-sweeper, as a swimming pool lifeguard, as a teacher, and as an actor. He wrote his first book while teaching. He is married and lives in East Sussex, England. Three of his favorite things: a candy called Midget Gems, European football (the Charlton Athletic team in particular), and music (especially '50s rock and roll, R&B, and Bob Dylan). Three things he is hopeless at: getting up in the morning, playing football, and playing guitar (but he loves doing it anyway).
 
Published December 20, 2012 by CB Creative Books. 288 pages
Genres: War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Travel, History. Fiction

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But most of the time it convinces wholly: Andy's philandering spiv of a father, the war-hero cleric with moral feet of clay, the children's unashamed tenderness and affection for each other, and above all the loving recreation of postwar suburban London - the Saturday morning cinema, the traffic-...

Feb 05 2005 | Read Full Review of Time Bomb

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Told from 11-year-old Andy's perspective, the story opens with an attention-grabbing hook: "I've never told this story to anyone because when I was twelve I swore an oath in blood that I would never tell it.

Dec 18 2006 | Read Full Review of Time Bomb

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