RUGBY FLYER

Haunting history, thrilling tries

By
Gerard Siggins
Rugby Flyer

Eoin and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham to play & watch rugby. There, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.

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176 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847178190

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Eoin has been chosen for the Junior development squad so over the summer he gets to go to Dublin for a rugby summer school. Arising out of that, he and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham, London, to play & watch rugby. While there, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.

The fourth book in the Rugby Spirit series.

Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. Initially a sports journalist, he worked for many years in the Sunday Tribune, where he became assistant editor. He has written several books about cricket and rugby and regularly visits schools to talk about his books.

a combination of sporting action, mystery and a ghost story, this book/series is a great read for young rugby players and fans

CBI Recommended Reads 2016

this action-packed novel moves at the speed of top class rugby. It would appeal to pupils in senior classes, especially those with an interest in sport, and in particular, rugby … a must read for all young rugby fans!

InTouch Magazine

will enthuse not just rugby fans … the prose flows easily, the characters are well drawn, and we are with Eoin and his friends and rivals as the story progresses. All very enjoyable

School Librarian Magazine

sporting historical thriller

Sunday Times

just as enjoyable as the first three … a great read for young rugby fans

Rugby World Magazine

an intriguing series

Minerva Reads

vividly drawn, engaging characters and short, sparky chapters keep the action fast-paced in this absorbing story. It combines exciting sport tension, historical mystery and a ghost story

BookTrust

nine out of ten

Ireland’s Own St Patrick’s Day Annual

looks good for the #rugby fan in the house

mykidstime.ie

If you have a young rugby fan in your life who hasn’t yet discovered this great series, drop everything and buy a copy now

Lovereading4kids.co.uk

with the Six Nations underway and interest in rugby at a high, Gerard Siggins’s Rugby Flyer, the fourth in his Rugby Spirit series, is very welcome. A clever mix of sporting action – Siggins was a sports journalist and knows just how to bring the excitement of the game alive on paper – mystery and ghost story, it’s a terrific read … the descriptions of games, tactics and training in this book will thrill sports mad young readers, whether rugby is their game or not, and the background ghost and mystery story will keep everyone reading

booksforkeeps.co.uk

a great book for any young avid sports fan, Rugby Flyer shows that with hard work and dedication you can achieve your goals

Leabhar Love

Well done Mr Siggins on a very enjoyable book.

seomraranga.com

if you thought the action on the opening weekend of the Six Nations was fast-paced, then step into the world of Eoin Madden for a  real white-knuckle ride

Irish Daily Star

history and sport merge together to bring us an exciting and unusual story

parentsintouch.co.uk
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