Four stories of wartime childhood, read by James Bolam and Susan Jameson
A mysterious air-raid shelter…
A plane crash under fire…
A secret operation…
A noise in the attic…
The four stories featured on this tape explore the effects of World War II on the lives of ordinary people, especially children.
All the startling facts are from Robert Westall ‘s own experience, or well-documented accounts of the time. Written especially for audio just before the author’s death, this is a welcome return for this unique collection of powerful stories.
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“Brilliant… grips you like a Spitfire’s safety harness and comes to a halt a heartbeat before you’d prefer.”
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“Westall captures the real essence of wartime childhood… a sense of excitement – both fearful and fun – of ordinary life lived at the edge of danger.”
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Robert Westall was born in Northumberland in 1929. After his sensational debut with The Machine Gunners in 1975, he established an international reputation. Many of his books have been translated into ten languages and dramatised for television.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Very Good. Audio book. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005304227