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When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside.  A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley.  But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London . . .  Will  he ever see Mister Tom again?

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
%%%Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .



Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

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  • Paperback

    9780141354804

    October 22, 2014

    Puffin Modern Classics

    384 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Hardback

    9780141353845

    July 29, 2015

    Puffin

    364 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Paperback

    9780141804040

    April 11, 2003

    Puffin

    3 pages

    RRP $29.00

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