The Silent Boy
Publish date: 2015-10-20
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
I read this after attending a talk on World Book Night by the author. Still, my curiosity was well rewarded. A real 'page-turner', I slipped through the book in just three or four sittings and the plot moved through the gears effortlessly. In spite of the powerless situation in which the ten year-ol...
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