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Eve Armstrong and her little brother are going to take refuge on a quiet farm in Devonshire when Eve sees on the platform outside the railways compartment in which she is travelling, a crowd of children, mostly shabbily dressed. But one boy - Johnny Durrell - in a smart school un... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781780895758
Barcode 9781780895758
Published 15 September 2017 by Cornerstone
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Flynn, Katie
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ISBN-13 9781780895758
ISBN-10 1780895755
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Century
Publication Date 15 September 2017
International Publication Date 24 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Flynn, Katie
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 625g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Fiction - Social life and customs - 1918-1945, Devon England - Fiction
NBS Text Romance & Sagas
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 726411

Description of this Book

It is 1939 and all over Britain children are being evacuated from cities and other places of danger to stay in the country which to them is as strange and frightening as a landing on Mars. Eve Armstrong and her little brother are going to take refuge on a quiet farm in Devonshire when Eve sees on the platform outside the railways compartment in which she is travelling, a crowd of children, mostly shabbily dressed. But one boy - Johnny Durrell - in a smart school uniform pulls a face at Eve through the glass and shouts abuse. Later, Eve discovers that Johnny Durrell is living at the next farm to the one to which she has been sent. The two become fast friends and share experiences until Connie from Liverpool appears on the scene. The two girls both want Johnny, but Johnny is indifferent to girls and simply wants to join in the war effort as soon as he is old enough and can become a spitfire pilot...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A relaxing, easy read, with lots of twists and turns, lively characters and enough detail to give a flavour of wartime without slowing the story down. A welcome in many a Christmas stocking for sure. Frost Magazine A winter warmer of a novel that moves along at a brisk pace. ***** People's Friend
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton. For the past few years, she has had to cope with ME but has continued to write.

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