There’s a ship down at the dock and there are places for a few, but not many.
If you have enough money and know the right people you might get a ticket.
Or you might not.
‘This original and cleverly plotted tale of betrayal, sacrifice and ingenuity illuminates the refugee experience in any place or time.’
Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
‘I can’t recommend it highly enough…Walter has created something very special with Close To The Wind.’
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
‘This is a gripping and frequently moving story that’s highly topical and not to be missed.’
Nicholas Tucker, The Independent on Sunday
‘An incredible read for producing awareness and compassion.’
‘With echoes of Sonya Hartnett and John Boyne, a young boy and his grandfather try to flee a war-torn land. Incredible, suspenseful writing.’
Fiona Noble, The Bookseller‘
‘A beautiful read.’
The Sun, Summer Reads Section
‘Close To The Wind is a beautiful, moving and thought provoking debut novel from Jon Walter…It’s a shadowy story of cruelty and suffering but with a message of hope in adversity shining out from its warm and inspirational heart.’
Lancashire Evening Post
‘Jon Walter has crafted a fine story of what it means to be human, how a changing world doesn’t mean the end of all things and that a life must go on even in the face of immeasurable loss. I really can’t wait to see what he writes next.’
Jenny Davies, Wondrous Reads