Andersen Press Andersen Press

Until the Road Ends

11/05/2023 15:34:29

Until the Road Ends is the eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children's Book of the Year, winner of a Books Are My Bag Readers Award, the British Book Award for Children’s Fiction and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

When Peggy saves a stray dog from near-death, a beautiful friendship begins. Nothing can come between them – until war is declared. Peggy is evacuated to the safety of the coast, but Beau is left behind in London, where he becomes the most unexpected of war heroes. Night after night, as bombs rain down and lives are destroyed, Beau searches the ruins of the city, rescuing countless survivors.

But then tragedy strikes and Beau must set off on an incredible journey to find his beloved Peggy...

‘Phil Earle is a magnificent writer. This is a thrilling adventure laced with humour, suspense, and love. Just brilliant’ Katya Balen

‘A truly brilliant book. Phil Earle is the kind of writer who shines a light on what it is to be human, what it is to be loved, and how an adventure can help us find ourselves, whether that be on the page or off of it’ A. F. Steadman

‘Phil Earle has the enviable ability to create stories of peril and pace, balanced with moments of real compassion and warmth. In Until the Road Ends, through his engaging and unique characters, he tackles tough subjects head-on with honesty and empathy. Earle continues to find ways to put a fresh spin on WWII stories and offer readers something new and exciting. I’ll never look at a pigeon in the same way again...’ Lesley Parr

Resources for Schools


When the Sky Falls | While the Storm Rages | Until the Road Ends

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When the Sky Falls