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Armistice Runner (Conkers)


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Tom Palmer celebrates the unsung athletic heroes of the Armistice in a powerful tale of the fell-running messengers on the front-line of war, publishing for the centenary anniversary of the end of WWI.

About the Author

Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. As well as writing the top selling Football Academy and Foul Play series (Puffin), he has also written many books for Barrington Stoke including Over the Line, Ghost Stadium, Secret FC, and the Rugby Academy and Wings series, all of which continue to sell strongly. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games, and is well-loved across the booktrade. A popular author, a Reading Champion, and former bookseller. He lives in Halifax.


"Tom Palmer has created a poignant story with different voices which manages deftly to explore painful memories of the war while keeping a foot firmly in the present" -- Just Imagine
"A real triumph ... beautifully-layered in its exploration of memory, loss and courage, emotionally resonating across time and place ... Tom Palmer makes every word count, every word beat, every word resonate, pound, ache" -- Chris Soul
"Today and yesterday are seamlessly woven together ... will move readers in lots of different ways" -- LoveReading4Kids
"Without doublt one of the finest war books I have read in a long time" -- The Reading Zone
"Powerfully poignant ... not to be missed" -- Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher

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