It is 1940 and the shores of southern England have been mined against Hitler's expected invasion. Young Septimus, running away from home, where he has just heard that his brother has been shot down, stumbles along these shores only to find himself part of a desperate, high-powered world he does not understand but cannot escape. His encounter with a much storied man long believed dead - but certainly no ghost - places him right in the center of the storm.
Septimus is Stephen Scott's fourth novel.
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I really enjoyed this book! Once I got started, it was VERY hard to put down. It's an exciting story. I finished the book in three sittings during Sat and Sun last weekend. It's a clever story (I won't give it away here), told from the point of view of a 15 year old boy. The author transports the reader to the year 1940, to Southern shores of England awaiting Hitler's expected invasion. Spitfire and Messerschmitt dogfights raged in the skies above. Although this is fiction, it contains much detail and seems so real. It seems as if the author was actually there in 1940 England (and maybe was about 15 years old at the time) and writes this story from his own real-life experiences.