‘The Fugitive Soldier’ by Phyllis Johnston
A surprise in the hot water cupboard!
Phyllis thought she had a few copies left of ‘The Fugitive Soldier’s published in 2004. When she scrabbled with the broom to pull out an unknown box at the back of the hot water cupboard she found 100 copies of this young adult novel, which has been enjoyed by readers of all ages. James is a 15 year old boy who runs away from home to enlist in the first world war. This story is made up of the experiences of the first world war soldiers the author heard in her childhood and is a fictional work based on facts.