A letter from David Metzenthen – “How and why I wrote Boys of Blood and Bone: an insight for my kind readers!”

8 Oct

Andy Lansell, killed in the First World War in 1918, lies in a small cemetery in the north of France.
Henry Lyon, in a borrowed Volvo station wagon, is driving up to the south coast of New South Wales.

The paths of their lives are about to cross.

From this award-winning and best-selling author comes a story of two young men. As Andy and his mates head inexorably towards the bloody, torturous Western Front, Henry and his mates face challenges, dangerous situations and tragedies of their own.

Boys of Blood and Bone has long been a wonderful class novel selection for secondary students, now, David Metzenthen has kindly shared with us here at Penguin Teacher Academy, insight into what motivated him to write this extraordinary novel.

How and why I wrote Boys of Blood and Bone: an insight for my kind readers!

I wrote my novel, Boys of Blood and…

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