The successful Sparks series looks at major events in British history through the eyes of fictional and real-life characters. Each book takes the form of a lively and exciting narrative, which contains a lot of interesting information about each event. The Iron Ship. Brunel's iron ship is stuck high on a beach by Maeve's home. She doesn't realise it, but the great ship is to change her life forever. The Fight for the Vote. Kitty's birthday treat is a trip to the seaside and lunch at a hotel. But when she arrives, a group of suffragettes is protesting outside the hotel, and one of them looks very familiar. Boudicca Fights Back. Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, is furious. She has been insulted by the Romans and has decided she is going to war. Callie's task is to go into Camulodunum and stir up fear and confusion among the Romans. But she's just one small girl against a city of invaders.
Dennis Hamley was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize for his novel The War and Freddie which deals with wartime Britain.