Robert Westall The Kingdom by the Sea

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The Kingdom by the Sea

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A winner of "The Guardian" Children's Fiction Award. The setting is Tyneside during World War II, but the theme is timeless - a child alone in the adult world, living off his wits and learning how to survive on his own. 12-year-old Harry has lost his home and his parents to the bombs.

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‘Sympathetically read by Steven Mackintosh who gives it a strong sense of place with his use of mild Tyneside accents.’ Books for Keeps

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Harry is an old hand at air-raids – but that night, although he survives the bombing, his home and his parents are gone. He can’t bear the thought of being landed with strange relatives, so he goes away to where nobody knows him.

And so begins an incredible journey. Harry makes friends with Don the dog – bombed-out like himself. They make a home on the beach and learn to survive in their Kingdom. But there is one last battle in store for Harry – one that he is not prepared for...

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