Whistling In The Dark

£6.99

Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joan’s home is under threat from the Nazi’s terrifying nightly air-raids. It is not an easy time to be a teenager, especially with the sweet rationing, strict curfews and blackouts. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the bombings intensify and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart.

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In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. Second novel from Shirley Hughes, set in Britain in WWII

From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling World War Two wartime adventure for readers aged 10+ set during the Liverpool Blitz. In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the Blitz intensifies and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart? Check out the website for the historical background to the story: www.whistlinginthedarkbook.com.

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Weight 0.218 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

236

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J