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  • Published: 1 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099498490
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

Little Girl Lost


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The powerful second book from Richard and Judy's TRUE competition!

Two sisters. A broken childhood. A heartbreaking journey.

The extraordinary true story of surviving the unimaginable…

In 1945, seven-year-old Barbie and her sister Eva were trapped, terrified, in wartorn Germany. With their father missing, and hundreds of miles from their mother, news of the approaching army left them confronted with an impossible choice: to face invasion, or to flee on foot.

Eva, aged nineteen, was determined to find her mother. For Barbie, twelve years younger, the journey was to be more perilous but, spurred on by her sister’s courage and her desperate desire to be reunited with her mother, she joined Eva on a journey no child should ever have to endure.

In three hundred miles across a country ravaged by a terrible war, they encountered unimaginable hardship, extraordinary courage and overwhelming generosity. Against all the odds, they survived. But neither sister came out of the journey unscathed …

  • Pub date: 1 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099498490
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Barbie Probert-Wright

Barbie was born in Germany in 1939. She moved to the UK in her early twenties as a student, married an Englishman, and has lived here ever since.

Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie is a successful ghostwriter. She has written, amongst others, the Sunday Times bestsellers How Could She? and Little Girl Lost with Barbie Probert-Wright. The Day the Angel Came is her first novel.


Praise for Little Girl Lost

“Incredible”

Sunday Express

“amazing story”

Daily Mail

“compelling reading”

The Good Book Guide


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