Walk the Wild Road: Book summary and reviews of Walk the Wild Road by Nigel Hinton

Walk the Wild Road

by Nigel Hinton

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A runaway's fearless determination is brought to vivid life in this timeless adventure.

Forced to flee his home by a cruel aristocrat, 13-year-old Leo must leave his poverty-stricken family behind and make his way through war-torn Poland in 1870. From encounters with greedy soldiers, to befriending a fellow runaway, to becoming a thief on the city streets, Leo is forced to grow up quickly. His only mission now is to find a new place to call home and earn what he needs to save the family he left behind. He has heard of a such a place across the sea, and desperately searches for a way to reach America...

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"I've just done something I've never done before in half a century in publishing: sat down and read a story from first to last all in one session. [Walk the Wild Road] is more than a page-turner, it's a grip-you and hold-you yarn all the way from its opening paragraph." -Malcolm Macdonald

“Nigel Hinton is an inspired storyteller. Leo's walk along the wild road will captivate you as it did me. This is a wonderful tale!" - Bernard Cornwell

"This is an uplifting, touching, and at times heart-wrenching novel that addresses the issues of class and religious discrimination as well as poverty." - School Library Journal

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Nigel Hinton Author Biography

Nigel Hinton was born in London in 1941 in the middle of an air-raid. Not much interested in school, Hinton was more interested in reading, going to the cinema and playing with his friends on the street or on the many bomb sites that existed after the Second World War.

After leaving school he worked in an advertising agency for two years, and then decided that he wanted to study English at university, so he left his job to study for the exams he needed to get into university. During this time he worked as a road-sweeper for six months and then another six months as a swimming pool lifeguard.

Eventually, he got a place in a teacher training college where he did a degree in English. Although he had no interest in being a teacher part of the training was practicing teaching in schools - which...

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