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When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena's War (Hardback)
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When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena's War (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages
Published: 30/09/2021
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Waterstones Says

Blending a story of extraordinary discovery in present day Ithaca with a gripping tale of heroic wartime exploits, the celebrated author of War Horse delivers an unforgettable hymn to personal courage and the legacies of storytelling.

This first new novel in two years from the nation's favourite storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue - an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two...

Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors' home in Ithaca, and discovers - through a friendship with an extremely unusual flying fish - the extraordinary story of her great-aunt Elena; of how she fell in love, in the hardest of times, and how of how she became an unsung hero of World War Two.

But Elena has gone missing, and Nandi has to find her. In her search, she will discover that Elena was an even greater hero than she thought - and still is...

Nandi's story is a beautiful and inspiring tale of personal discovery, of love and place and belonging, threaded through with the quiet heroism of everyday people. Stunningly illustrated throughout by acclaimed artist George Butler, and full of magic, myth and mystery, it is a classic Morpurgo novel that will move and thrill every reader who loved Private Peaceful and War Horse, and combines all the hallmarks of this beloved master storyteller.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008352189
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 20 mm

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