The Goose Road

By Rowena House

A debut novel about one girl's remarkable journey across France during WWI.

France 1916. Angélique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. "I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won’t change either." But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears... In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angélique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406371673
  • Published: 05 Apr 2018
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 384

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Customer reviews


'“An impressive debut with a tenacious heroine. One for slightly older fans of Emma Carroll’s historical fiction.”' The Bookseller

'“An enjoyable book that tells a different kind of war story. Young Angélique Lacroix makes a great heroine and her epic journey across France with her geese to save the family farm, is amazing.” ' Ross, 11, LoveReading

'The Goose Road’ is now one of my favourite books! It can change your mood in a second! You are happy then suddenly you are almost crying! It’s romantic, happy, sad, adventurous….all of my favourite things in one book!”' Hope, 11, LoveReading

'"A gem ... House is a wonderful storyteller."' The Telegraph

'"A beautiful historical quest bursting with resilience & hope."' South Wales Evening Post

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