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4.0 out of 5 stars
Evocotive,Sorrowful, Uplifting, 27 Feb 2006
Although I have not read the book by Ray Evans, I read the serialisation in the Daily Mail newspaper. I thought the story was so true to that era, although it was way before my birth in the mid sixties. It read as if it was my Father telling me his wartime memories of a young child having to leave home. I found the script immensley moving and it moved me to tears more than once in the short piece that I read. My father is not a book worm like me, but was born in 1938 and has told me how he could identify with Mr Evans memories and he too was emotionally moved to tears whilst reading the piece in the newspaper, infact he was so moved by it he has since told me this is the one and only book that he has ever yearned to read cover to cover! I am sure when he gets around to turning the pages there will no doubt be a few more tears. All in all its a wonderful warm tale of a young boys survival. Mr Eavns has done himself proud!