A Winter of Spies by Gerard Whelan. Includes a free teacher guide, A sequel to The Guns of Easter which won the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award and a Bisto Merit Award. This books tells the exciting story of Sarah (Jimmy’s young sister) and their family who are involved in the spying activities of Michael Collins during the War of Independence. Sarah, a young eleven-year-old, cannot figure out why her family is so neutral towards the war and why everybody is so secretive. A strong rebel herself, she wants to do her bit for Ireland. Then she finds out the terrible truth – and she too carries secrets which could cost her her life.