Friend - or Traitor! Helen Peters tells us more.

Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2023
Category: Video/Vlog

Look out for treachery, spies and danger in this exciting new mystery from author Helen Peters, Friends and Traitors!  Find out what happens when two girls, one a rich schoolgirl, the other a servant, discover a wartime plot that could change the course of World War II!

In this short video, you'll find out how author Helen Peters used her own life, working in a girls' boarding school, to inspire this wartime story set in 1940. She tells us more about the book, and reads from a short extract from Friends and Traitors.

Read a Chapter from Friends and Traitors:  Discover what life was like for evacuee children at the time, and how different life might be if you were rich, or poor. 

Review:  "A gripping mystery unfolds as two unlikely allies discover the secrets of Stanbrook House and find a way of making their voices heard and foiling the plot they have uncovered."

Read a Q&A with Helen Peters:  "I love writing page-turning adventure stories, whether they're set 200 years ago or right now.... Friends and Traitors is a boarding school story, an upstairs-downstairs story, a World War II story, a mystery and an adventure!"