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Peace and Conflict

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472114174

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This is the story of a hero.

Ten-year-old Robert knows many things. He knows all about his hometown, Geneva, with its statues and cannons and underground tunnels and the Longest Bench in the World. He knows about the Red Cross and all the places his dad has been on his missions. He knows that his mum is writing a book about vampires and how long his older brother spends practicing his ‘swag’ poses in front of the mirror. He knows all about animals, too, because his Auntie Delphia is a vet in Zimbabwe.

But still he has questions. Is his neighbour, Monsieur Renoir, really evil? Why did he leave a Victoria Cross medal on Robert’s doorstep? And why has Auntie Delphia disappeared? In the ‘Peace and Conflict’ unit in school, Robert learned all about wars and heroes. But as the lives of his friends, foes and family unfold, he discovers what it really means to be a hero . . .

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Irene Sabatini is a born writer.
Daily Mail
[Irene Sabatini] has produced another fictional dynamo, 10-year-old Roberto, who narrates with such charm it's hard not to fall in love with him . . . This is a wonderfully enjoyable and heart-warming novel with intergenerational appeal.
Bernadine Evaristo, Guardian
One of Zimbabwe's most interesting writers . . . Peace and Conflict is funny and touching.
Pride Magazine
One of the most engaging novels about inter-racial love to be published this century ... entertaining, ambitious and packed with news from elsewhere, leavened by the precious optimism of youth. Don't miss it.
Amanda Craig, Independent