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Description - To Brave the Seas by David McRobbie

We had trained for emergencies. Every man knew how to launch a lifeboat. There were life jackets to save us, but no one said, Oh, and this is what an exploding torpedo does, and here's what happens when the ship sinks under you. And the lights will be out, so you'll be in the dark.

It is 1940, and war rages. With nothing to keep him at home, fifteen-year-old Adam Chisholm joins Britain's Merchant Navy. His first ship takes him on a stormy Atlantic convoy where he faces seasickness, submarines and shipwreck.

In his remarkable sea journeys, Adam meets enemies face to face, and makes friends - some for a lifetime.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781743313077
ISBN-10: 1743313071
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - David McRobbie

David McRobbie is the author of many bestselling books for children and young adults. He has published more than thirty titles since 1990, and had adapted many of his stories for television, including the very funny Wayne series, Eugenie Sandler PI and Fergus McPhail. The BBC adapted his gripping thriller See How They Run. David's background is a varied one: he has worked as a ship's engineer, a primary school teacher, a college lecturer, a parliamentary researcher in Papua New Guinea, and a radio and television producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He lives in Toowong, Queensland and writes full-time. David was an evacuee in the Second World War, which helped inspire his 2011 novel Vinnie's War. In To Brave the Seas he draws again on his boyhood war memories, and on his later Merchant Navy experiences, to add colour and realism to the story.

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