Robert Swindells
George is fascinated by World War II—even evacuation and rationing has got to be more exciting than living in dreary old Witchfield! He is looking forward to his school trip to Eden Camp, a World War II museum, but he never could have imagined how authentic this visit to wartime Britain will be. A hand reaching out of the fake rubble, a slip in time, and George has to survive something much worse than boredom. The rubble is now real—he has slipped through time into 1940s London. Imagine being alive before your parents were even born!  

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Blitzed is another spin by Carnegie Medal-winning author Robert Swindells on his winning formula of mixing historical verity with pure fiction to create an enthralling adventure. The plot follows the mishaps and adventures of George, a young boy in England who is fascinated by World War II and reckons that it would be much more exciting than his boring life at home. That is, until he finds himself in 1940s era London standing in the aftermath of a bombing raid by Germany, instead of gaping at replica model planes and guns with his friends at a field trip to Eden Camp.

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