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Armistice Runner


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 104 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 06/09/2018 ISBN: 9781781128251

Armistice Runner

Tom Palmer

Barrington Stoke

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.

Running is what Lily is good at and fell-running is what she loves. But what she doesn’t realise is that this talent was passed to her from someone very important – her great-great-grandfather Ernest, an unsung hero of WWI. When Lily’s ailing Grandmother offers her a glimpse into the past, Lily discovers Ernest’s diaries, his shared passion for running and his unflinching tale of life on the frontline. As Lily uncovers heartache and memories, their stories intertwine into a tale of past, present and the little known heroes of November 11th, 1918.

An evocative and powerful historical tale to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

Selling points

  • Tom Palmer is one of Barrington Stoke’s top-selling authors: his combined backlist sales are over 120k.
  • Huge opportunities for press and PR with targeted press mailings, a sampler and presenter, and key events.
  • Great for schools: a brilliant accompaniment, with Over the Line, to KS2/KS3 history topics. Tom will be
    running events throughout the autumn with free supporting resources.
  • Great for running fans: Tom is best known for his sport and history focused fiction and his love of fell-running
    brings particular authenticity to this book.


'A stroke of brilliance... a lesson in empathy as much as history' – BookTrust on Over the Line


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