The Turnarounders and the Arbuckle Rescue (Turnarounders #1)
Lou Heneghan

Ralf Osborne lives with his Great Aunt Gloria who eats pigeons and talks to people who aren’t there. Ralf justs wants to be a normal boy but, as his twelfth birthday approaches, he starts to recognise people he’s never met before and know things he can’t possibly know. He also suspects that the mysterious hooded man he keeps seeing is following him.
He is.
Why? Because Ralf Osborne is far from normal. Ralf has lived before.
The hooded man is Old Father Time and, at a shocking meeting, he reveals Ralf is one of The Turnarounders – a group of special children who, in a previous incarnation, made a solemn promise that it is now time to keep.
Soon Ralf and the other Turnarounders are plunged back into their previous lives in a tiny Kent fishing village at the start of World War II. At first, they are only concerned about getting back home, but soon they uncover a mystery that could alter the course of history…

The Turnarounders and the Arbuckle Rescue (Turnarounders #1) book cover

“Could it be any more unhelpful? Righteous Echoes, a weather forecast, flowering shrubs and rhyming couplets. What on earth does it all mean?”

This is a delightfully penned work of art, for although I found myself a little befuddled, especially toward the start, I nonetheless really got into the work and found its enthusiasm addicting and young heroes fascinating to read about. Reminding me a little of Trenton Lee Stewart or Dew Pellucid, this is certainly an author worth watching.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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