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"What luck to be born in this generation. Danger? The salt of life. Death? He is immune." Decades after the end of the Second World War, the dashing German pilot feels differently. His civilian life has been built on false heroism and his remorse is all-consuming. When he thinks he sees the English village he is meant to have destroyed, he returns to face his conscience. T ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 13th 2003 by Hodder Children's Books
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LH Johnson
Jun 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
Light tells the story of a young boy who, through wince-worthy coincidence, finds himself caught up in a strange echo of events from World War Two.

You can probably guess from that sentence alone, I didn't get on this this book. It's not say that I demand realism from fiction. Far from it. If something is well-written, and exciting, I don't care if the protagonist is blatantly manipulated into position. God, I forgive anything from Elinor M. Brent-Dyer and she is the QUEEN of coincidence. But Li
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Neill Smith
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A German war hero returns to England to set right an action he performed there during World War II. He meets a group of high school aged boys, one with a special interest in the war and he finds an ally to help him with his mission. As the story unfolds the citizens of this small English village find a culmination of the events that shaped their lives thirty-five years earlier.
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A British children's author whose work has been compared to that of Richmal Crompton, Alan Davidson is of Scots descent, and was born in Langholm. He was educated at Thorne Grammar School, and pursued a career in the Civil Service, before turning to editing and writing. His first children's novel was published in 1978, under the pseudonym A.D. Langholm, undoubtedly chosen to honor his birth-place. ...more
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