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Fact-Tastic Stories from Scotland's History: A Secret Diary of the First World War

by Gill Arbuthnott (author) and Darren Gate (illustrator)

Suitable for 7 - 10 years

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What was the First World War really like? Find out in this fictional diary, inspired by the real-life diary of Scottish boy soldier James Marchbank. Step into James’s boots and follow him to the Western Front as a member of the Royal Scots Regiment. Why was rat hunting a popular hobby in the trenches? How did parachuting pigeons help to win the war? Why would a really good friend rub whale oil on your feet? And what did it feel like to be a teenager at war? James’s fascinating diary will tell you…

  • A thrilling historical diary that blends fiction with amazing facts
  • Based on the real story of a boy who went to war aged just fourteen
  • Mixes James’s story with timelines, letters, maps and illustrations
  • This easy-read account is both exciting and emotionally engaging
  • A perfect way for younger readers to explore World War I history

Product Details

Catalogue number

6283 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20







Date published

July 5th, 2018

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  • 144 pages



Gill Arbuthnott


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