Four short stories exploring World War II through the eyes of children. It captures the stress, excitement, fear and humour of the time. The stories are fictional but based on the author's own experiences.
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'A mysterious air-raid shelter…
A plane crash under fire…
A secret operation…
A noise in the attic…'
The four stories featured in 'BLITZ' share a common theme – World War II and it’s effect on the lives of ordinary people, especially children.
Robert Westall’s powerful writing focuses not only on the drama and danger of living in a country at war, but also captures the heady excitement and almost farcical humour of exceptional circumstances.
“One of the best loved of children’s writers.”
Robert Westall was born October 1929, in Tynemouth, England. His first book, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975, for which he won the Carnegie Medal. Amongst many more prizes and accolades, he won the Carnegie for the second time in 1980, with The Scarecrows. He died in 1993.
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Book Description Collins, 1995. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP15636721
Book Description HarperCollins Canada / Children's. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0001856154I4N00
Book Description Collins, U K, 1995. Hard Back. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. David Frankland (illustrator). An ex-library copy of this book. ffep missing. withdrawn stamp. reading copy only. Childrens. Bookseller Inventory # 012695
Book Description Collins | Lions, London, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Pages have tanned / darkened. Otherwise in VG, clean, lightly read / barely read condition. Originally created for audio cassette, this is the first edition in book form, published shortly before the author's death in 1993. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 79pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 103003