In Conversation With… award-winning author Tom Palmer
Hosted by Company of Makers’ co-founder Steve Bomford with special guest, award-winning author Tom Palmer.
This is an interactive Zoom event, your opportunity to meet the author and either sit back and listen to his fascinating story, or join in and ask him a few questions.
All we ask is that you bring your own banter.
Introduction to the author’s latest novel ‘Arctic Star’ set against the backdrop of the WWII Arctic Convoys:
Tom specialises in historical fiction, particularly focusing on military events, rooting each story in historical fact by spending months researching with The Imperial War Museum.
Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling Naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the WWII Arctic Convoys.
Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War. Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia to deliver supplies to the Soviets. The convoys have to navigate treacherous waters, sailing through a narrow channel between the Arctic ice pack and German bases on the Norwegian coast. Faced with terrifying enemy attacks from both air and sea, as well as life-threatening cold and storms, will all three boys make it home again?
About the Author:
Tom was a reluctant reader as a child and credits articles about football with getting him into reading. He is now the multi-award-winning author of several books for young readers including the acclaimed reboot of the Roy of the Rovers series and the FCBG Children’s Book Award winner D-Day Dog. In 2019 Tom was awarded the National Literacy Trust’s Ruth Rendell Award in recognition of his significant contribution to literacy work in the UK.