Boyne pens new Second World War novel

Boyne pens new Second World War novel

Penguin Random House Children’s will this autumn publish a new Second World War novel from John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Set for publication in September 2015, The Boy at the Top of the Mountain is about an orphan called Pierrot who is sent to the home of Adolf Hitler and taken under his wing.

Publisher Annie Eaton and fiction editor Natalie Doherty acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights from Simon Trewin at WME Entertainment.

“A new novel from John Boyne is always an event we should all be proud of being part of and The Boy at the Top of the Mountain will both delight existing fans and win John many many more,” said Trewin.

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain will be published 24th September in hardback, priced at  £12.99.

Boyne is the author of several children’s novels, including Stay Where You Are Then Leave and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, his 2006 bestselling book has now sold more than a million copies (1,085,451) through Nielsen BookScan. It was turned into a film in 2008.