It's 1943 and young Leo tries to protect his disabled sister Ruby as the Nazis invade Italy. After his mother is arrested, he turns to Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty to save them. But he is no ordinary priest. Known as 'The Pimpernel of the Vatican', he is the legendary organiser of the Rome Escape Line. Soon Leo is helping out with the secret network dedicated to saving lives of escaped prisoners. Bust as the sinister Nazi leader Kappler closes in, can Leo stay out of his evil clutches?
“Another excellent addition to the Hands on History series and a stark
demonstration of where fascist ideology leads. Deeply researched, thrillingly exciting and a vivid window into an under-explored corner of World War 11 history.”
Inis Magazine, Children’s Books Ireland