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year is 1962. The place -- Keeley Bay on the coast of England.
The world is abuzz with the worry of atomic war. The Cuban missile
crisis has everyone convinced that the world would be ending any moment.
In the midst of this comes McNulty. A crazy, mixed-up man who claims
to be the world's best fire-eater and escapologist. Bobby Burns is
fascinated by McNulty. He learns that his father knew McNulty during
the war. Add to all this Bobby's new school, and you have another
quirky story by David Almond.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Hope -- Fiction.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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