The Wooden Horse

The book, which describes an ingenious escape attempt from a German prison camp by Allied POWs during World War Two, helps modern readers put things in perspective. The author’s vivid descriptions of the harsh conditions of camp life, the physical dangers of digging a primitive escape tunnel, and the emotional effects of long-term confinement may help modern readers put their own problems into perspective. Due to its subject matter, it is an exciting read, and as such offers readers a brief escape (no pun intended) from their everyday lives and problems.

Prescribed by: Nick Hurley