An Eagle in the Snow

The powerful new novel from the master storyteller – inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.

1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time.

And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.

It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made – a mistake he must put right before it is too late…

VIDEOS

Introduction to An Eagle in the Snow

TEACHING RESOURCES

Cover Sheet

Writing Challenge

Classroom Presentation

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