An exciting new package for an 80,000-copy bestseller. In Robert Westall's critically acclaimed novel, a courageous black cat journeys through war-torn England searching for her beloved master. "A moving and stirring novel".--School Library Journal.
“Brilliant… grips you like a Spitfire’s safety harness and comes to a halt a heartbeat before you’d prefer.”
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“Westall captures the real essence of wartime childhood… a sense of excitement – both fearful and fun – of ordinary life lived at the edge of danger.”
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Four stories of wartime childhood, read by James Bolam and Susan Jameson.
A mysterious air-raid shelter . . .
A plane crash under fire . . .
A secret operation . . .
A noise in the attic
The four stories featured on this tape explore the effects of World War II on the lives of ordinary people, especially children.
All the startling facts are from Robert Westall's own experience, or well-documented accounts of the time. Written especially for audio just before the author's death, this is a welcome return for this unique collection of powerful stories.
"Brilliant . . . grips you like a Spitfire's safety harness and comes to a halt a heartbeat before you'd prefer."
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"Westall captures the real essence of wartime childhood . . . a sense of excitement – both fearful and fun – of ordinary life lived at the edge of danger."
TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
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