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Agent Two Face

Demons of Dunkirk Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
ISBN: 978-1-906132-40-8
UK £7.99
Format: 198mm x 129mm

BISAC Code: JUV002050, JUV016020


Captured by spymasters, a German teenager soon finds himself living a secret life within London. Danger lurks everywhere, as he awaits his mission. When it comes, he discovers his very success could win the Great War for
Germany. His mission takes him from the bombed streets of London to the horrors of the Western Front. Can Agent Two-Face elude British Intelligence
and shells and shots, and turn the war in
Germany's favour?

Primary Times say:
'There are plenty of plot twists to keep you gripped in this dramatic, atmospheric story. It is full of heart stopping moments, vividly bringing the period to life. Fair size print in this short novel for older, mature readers.
The details of Mathis's childhood come as a shock when he reveals them to his grandchild. Living in Belgium in 1915 with an English mother he was bilingual, which was just what the Germans needed in their spies. With the threat of his mother's welfare hanging over him, he had no choice but to comply with their orders.
After passing all the tests he was sent to England, given a new identity and told to fit in while waiting for instructions. Living in bombed out London he made good friends who helped him learn how to survive, almost forgetting why he had been sent there.
A sudden call to action meant facing the horrors of fighting on the western front, trying to pass on information that would help Germany win the war. This led him into mortal danger and a moral dilemma - should he betray his friends and comrades to protect his mother?'

About Paul's other titles: say:
'This is an unputdownable adventure story woven around the evacuation at Dunkirk and then the D-Day landings but from a different angle in that the boy in the story is a conscientious objector but can the help he brings to Dunkirk lay his demons to rest? Packed with historical facts but written as fiction this is a great aid to pupils studying WW2 but also a thrilling read and a crucial reminder to children today of what their ancestors did in preventing what would have resulted in an entirely different country had the UK been invaded by the Nazis.'
Love Reading For Kids

The most heart-breaking part is when he has to leave behind a three legged dog called Hopper. The bit I liked the best was when they freed the man from underneath the plane. I would recommend this book to people who like war stories. Angel - Year 6 (11 years old)

Demons of Dunkirk is an emotional perspective of the evacuation of Dunkirk during WW2. This book is about a boy named Charlie who is only 14 years old, yet goes to war. Charlie has a traumatic time because everyone he meets at war dies or disappears from his life in some way. I would highly recommend this book to people who love tear-jerking stories, or tales of war. Paul Nolan has written an amazing demonstration of what it was like to be a soldier in WW2 and what it would be like to be in the soldier's shoes.
Georgia - Year 6 (11 years old)

'Nolan's clearly expressed, yet evocative writing creates a fast paced, exhilarating story for the reader, and to the very last page, presents a sincere tale of hardship and heroism.'

About the author
English teacher Paul Nolan left the classroom behind to write historical fiction. Paul says: Whilst researching a history lesson on the Dunkirk evacuations, I stumbled upon the
amazing story of Charles Lightoller, the most senior surviving crew member of the Titanic. Many had labeled him as a coward, and over the years that followed he was racked by guilt. This story of redemption really resonated with the children I was teaching. It inspired the idea of a WW 1 Conscientious Objector, restoring his reputation by assisting in the Dunkirk evacuation. I wanted
the story to be told through the eyes of a
child and that's where Charlie Jones (the
central character in of Demons of Dunkirk) comes in.'

"We're nearer hell than home now Charlie," the great
man said, as we looked to the huge pillars of smoke,
that spiraled above the beaches. We were there to save
the soldiers; little did I know that soon I would need rescuing myself."