Time to say goodbye.
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Century, 2014.
ISBN: 1780890451 9781780890456 (hbk): 19.99
It's 1939, and three ten-year-old girls meet on a station platform. Imogen, Rita and Debby all missed the original evacuation and now the authorities are finding it difficult to place them. When Auntie and her niece, Jill, who run the Canary and Linnet Public House, offer to take them in, the billeting officer is greatly relieved. The countryside is heaven to the three little townies, especially after they meet Woody and Josh, also evacuees. They find that by climbing to the top of the biggest tree in the beech wood they have a perfect bird's-eye view of the nearest RAF station and are able to watch the comings and goings of the young fighter pilots as the Battle of Britain rages. Then they find an injured flier and the war becomes a stark reality.
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This book is a family saga set in the Second World War. It tells the story of three ten-year-old girls who are evacuees. They all stay with the same carer who is known as ‘Auntie’ in a country pub named the Canary and Linnet. The book follows their lives until they meet at a reunion 20 years later. This book is an easy read and it allows you to form a bond with the evacuees as you read about their different personalities. You might enjoy this book if you like war stories.
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