Special Editions of First World War Classics
To mark 100 years since the end of conflict in the First World War, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and Puffin have teamed up to publish three beautiful new editions of critically acclaimed stories that give the reader an insight into the impact of war.
With a stunning vintage-style design, paying homage to yesteryear, the three books include ‘Stay Where you Are and Then Leave’ by John Boyne, ‘Remembrance’ by Theresa Breslin and ‘A Vicarage Family’ by Noel Streatfeild. All compelling works of historical fiction, they unite in their ability to effortlessly transport the reader – both adult and child alike – into the lives of those living in wartime Britain. Captivating the reader’s interest through the rich and relatable stories that are interwoven throughout the books.
These special edition books come complete with an introduction from an IWM curator, make the perfect keepsake to mark the important centenary and an ideal gift.
About the books
Remembrance by Theresa Breslin
A stunning novel from a Carnegie-winning author. In 1915 a group of teenagers from very different backgrounds meet for an idyllic picnic, but the war across the Channel is proving increasingly impossible to ignore, and all too soon they will be engulfed by The Great War.
Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne
An unforgettable story from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission.
A Vicarage Family by Noel Streatfeild
A charming novel from the bestselling author of Ballet Shoes. A fictionalized autobiography in which Noel Streatfeild tells the story of her own childhood, painting a poignant and vivid picture of daily life in an impoverished, genteel family in the years leading up to the First World War.
Every purchase from the IWM shop helps support the work of the museum, ensuring that the stories of those affected by war continue to be told for future generations.
Imperial War Museums shop, www.iwmshop.org.uk
Stay Where You Are And Then Leave £9.99
A Vicarage Family £9.99
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