South Wales, the 1960s - life is hard. Especially for Liam Bennett, ten years old, surrounded by Communists, and with a father who is losing his mind. Then the glamorous Marek Sikorski arrives, and turns Liam's life upside down. Marek's family has fled Communist Poland only to find a red flag flying over the town hall in Crindau. But Marek is determined that Wales should not suffer Poland's fate. Together, he and Liam form the Crindau resistance, and begin attacking trains they believe are bringing a wave of Communists into Wales. Drinking Polish vodka, selling looted cigarettes and making Molotov cocktails, Liam becomes a rebel with a cause. But while he wages his war against international Communism, his parents battle with each other, as his father frantically stockpiles food in fear of the imminent Russian invasion. (2003-08-15)
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'poignant views of the joys, sadness and sheer ghastliness of childhood. (And children.)' -- Guardian
French's hilarious dialogue brings the world of this late 1960s community to life -- The Guardian, Rachel Hore, 26th June 03
Ray French has written a highly engaging and vivid debut novel, which perfectly captures the wild emotions of boyhood... -- Sinclair Mackay, The Daily Telegraph, 12th July
An exceptional, funny, d-but novel about growing up in Wales in the 1960s.
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