Book Title: Secrets and Shadows: Two Friends in a World at War

Details: Author: Gallagher, Brian

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781847173508

Number of pages: 256

Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.6 cm

Retail Price: €8.99

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Book Description

When her Dublin home is bombed by the Luftwaffe, Grace Ryan is forced to move in with relatives. She meets Barry Malone, an English boy sent to neutral Ireland from Liverpool to escape the war.
A friendship develops and a summer of fun stretches before them in the sports club run by his teacher, Mr Pawlek. Barry begins to suspect him of spying for the Nazis, and they attempt to find proof. Their friendship is put to the test when their very lives hang in the balance.

About the Author
Brian Gallagher was born in Dublin. He is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. He has written extensively for radio and television and is one of the scriptwriters on RTE's long-running drama Fair City.

He collaborated with composer Shaun Purcell on the musical, Larkin, for which he wrote the book and lyrics, and on Winds of Change for RTE's Lyric FM. His latest show is Whiskey in the Jar, a musical for which he wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Dave 'Doc' O'Connor.

His novels Invincible, Flight, Payback and Pursuit have won widespread praise, and he is currently working on a new novel.

Outside of writing his interests include travel, tennis, music and inland waterways. He lives with his family in Dublin."