September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.
Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.
Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.
I love this book! It's about War, Family and Friendship. I think anybody who is anybody should read it!
By Dolphin Cynthia Gemstone on:
I read the book and I was literally weeping, this is the first book I read from Jaqueline Wilson's Pen , the story made worry about young Shirley for a while until Mrs. Waverly was introduced , I love … [ Continue reading ]
By Avery Strawberry Kitten on:
I've got this book and I haven't finished it yet but I can't wait, It's so good!!!
By Molly Kaleidoscope Parrot on:
This was my first jacqueline Wilson book and still my favourite I would recommend it to new people to this author
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