Time Bomb (Hinton novel)

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Time Bomb
Time Bomb (Hinton novel) first edition cover.jpg
The cover of the first edition.
Author Nigel Hinton
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreTeenage fiction
Publisher Puffin Books (original UK), Tricycle Press (original USA), CB Creative
Publication date
6 January 2005
Media type Hardback, Paperback, E-book
ISBN 978-0141318332

Time Bomb is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 2005. It is set in 1949 and tells the story of four boys who found an un exploded bomb where they played. [1]

Contents

Concept

The concept came to the author whilst he was waiting at traffic lights in his car. He thought of the phrase 'I've never told this story to anyone because when I was twelve I swore on an oath in blood that I would never tell it.' [2] It is also based on his childhood in the post war years.

Reception

Inis Magazine praised the narrative around the lives of the youngsters and the glimpses into their fears and their emotions. [3]

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References

  1. "Synopsis". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. "The concept of the novel". Nigel Hinton website. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. "Review in Irish children's book magazine". Inis. Inis Magazine. Retrieved 5 March 2015.