Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
- Second World War: homefront, evacuation
- Themes: belonging, love, family, loss
- 384 pages
- Very long novel, needs careful planning to ensure time is set asside to finish the book. Requires sustained reading.
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