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A thrilling story, that captures the essence of life.
on 6 June 2000
This book is a stunning tale of survival. After his family disappears as a consequence of a German bombing raid, Harry Baguley is alone and has to fend for himself. Together with his faithful dog Don, Harry journeys around England and in the process, he learns all about human nature's unpredictability. He has encounters with many people and he gains invaluable knowledge from each.He experiences touching acts of kindness, meets weirdos who teach him knowledge about the sea, meets weary soldiers whom he talks and befriends and also those who will try to harm him. In the end, after he meets Mr Murgatroyd, his life takes a dramatic twist in the end. A compelling book which is very powerful indeed. Harry meets all kinds of people and his experiences with them are unforgettable. I recommend this book strongly.