Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - At the Firefly Gate by Linda Newbery

Henry never quite fits in. He feels like an outsider - and about to become even more so when his family move to the country and the prospect of a new secondary school looms. He retreats more and more into his shell, until he meets Dottie a frail old lady, but one with tremendous spirit. He feels as though he knows her, as though they have been friends for many years. And as she tells him about her wartime romance with an RAF navigator also called Henry, so our Henry is drawn into that world. In a series of mysterious, sometimes frightening events he re-enacts Henry's life...and learns that despite being dreadfully afraid, Henry acted heroically at the cost of his own life. Only our Henry knows the true story and it shows him a way through his own self doubts and misgivings.

Buy At the Firefly Gate by Linda Newbery from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781842551950
ISBN-10: 1842551957
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 132mm x 21mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - At the Firefly Gate by Linda Newbery

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about At the Firefly Gate book by Linda Newbery and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Linda Newbery

Linda enjoys researching her novels and besides a great deal of background reading has travelled for research purposes to Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains, Normandy, and the First World War battlefields in France and Belgium. She's also jumped out of a Cessna aeroplane at 2,000 feet, boarded a wartime Lancaster bomber, and overcome a fear of heights to go climbing in the Lake District. Linda lives in rural Northamptonshire with her husband and three cats. Apart from writing, she spends time reading, gardening, swimming, going to the cinema and theatre, and walking, especially in mountainous places like Wales, the Lake District and the West of Ireland.

Books By Linda Newbery

Brockenspectre by Linda Newbery
Paperback, January 2017
$14.15
Until We Win by Linda Newbery
Paperback, January 2017
$13.49
Missing Rose by Linda Newbery
Paperback, February 2016
$18.20
Set in Stone by Linda Newbery
Paperback, July 2015
$26.99