Intrusion (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by Rosalind Minett


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Book One of the trilogy, A Relative Invasion. 1937, London. War threatens Billy Wilson at the very shores of home. with ruthless Hitler in Europe and devious cousin, Kenneth, at the doorstep. “A powerful and compelling narrative with strong and relatable characters. (It) offers an evocative portrayal of England’s war-time home front. Harper Collins editor. “… thoroughly enjoyed the book. The research is meticulously done with convincing historical detail…” Historical Novel Society. Lonely Billy’s excitement at having a playmate soon turns to dismay for his frail, talented cousin, Kenneth, is hideously devious, Uncle Frank is an outright bully while Billy’s parents only see Kenneth’s porcelain looks, not his darker soul. The emotions that enable Hitler’s rise to power – envy over strength, desire for new territory – now ferment in the Wilson home. Only his secret sighting of a precious Cossack sabre can comfort Billy by imagining he has its power. As war becomes a reality, the sabre becomes an icon that sustains Billy through evacuation and hardship, but is it destined to damage as well as protect? This book has been awarded a Brag Medallion, and in its first draft, was Highly Commended in the Yeovil (novel) Prize.

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Uptake publications (2 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0992716764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992716769
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm


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