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Poppy's War
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2011
Poppy's War was bought for me (Mrs P. Gowen) for Christmas by my husband as he had read a review and realized it was just the sort of book I would read. I have just finished reading this excellent first novel by Lily Baxter. Being over 80 myself it brought back memories of children being evacuated to the country during the second world war, land girls who did a wonderful job while the menfolk were away etc.
I found it was difficult to put it down, it was so well written and very intersting all the way through to the end. Well done to Lily Baxter for her first novel - more to come please.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2010
This is an addictive and exciting book written by new author - Lily Baxter. The story of Poppy Brown is written in an intelligent and interesting manner. Only downside is that the chapters themselves are quite long but that shouldn't be too much of a problem as once you begin reading this book, its hard to stop! 5* from me (:
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2011
Well, I wanted a light read and this was fine. I read it in one sitting because I was in the mood and it was a very easy, comfortable read. If I was going to criticise it, I would say it was mostly rather predictable and those bits that weren't were slightly ridiculous! As I say, though, I was in the mood for a cosy read and this fit the bill nicely. (I would have been disappointed had I paid full price though!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2011
I had this book given to me for my birthday. I'd never heard of Lily Baxter and I was a bit dubious as to wheather I'd enjoy this book. Well I needn't have worried. As soon as I started it I couldn't put it down. I finished it in two sittings.

I loved the character of Poppy and I am so glad that she got the man of her dreams. The book was very well written and easy to read and not drawn out to the point of reading this book as a sleep aid. Far from it. Don't read this book if you want to get off to sleep in reasonable time as it will hold your attention right until the last page.

Lovely story. Good page turner. Will be looking out for more of her books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2010
This is a great book about the wa,r its about a young girl and her toubles during the war. Never seen it in the shops where i live. Only took a couple of days to come thoughly enjoyed it. one to read if you like family sagas
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2010
Bought for my wife, she found this book a very good read, and has passed it on to her friends.
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on 4 September 2011
Thirteen year-old Poppy Brown is evacuated a village in Dorset at the beginning of the war. Soon Poppy becomes invovled with her host family the Carrolls. But things change and Poppy is forced to leave Dorset and then Poppy becomes a hospital cleaner. Soon Poppy begins to train as a nurse, but soon Poppy finds herself back io Dorset with the Carrolls.
"Poppy's War" is the first book by Lily Baxter and it a pretty good read. While the outcome seem a forgone conclusion, getting there is an enjoyable read. Any fan of wartime books will want to check out "Poppy's War" and the other books by Lily Baxter
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on 23 October 2013
I am only about three quarters of the way through but I am really enjoying the story. Iwas an evacuee myself and can appreciate all the problems she encountered in the story, most of the facts were quite true it could be a very lonely experience at times especially being away from home and familiar things but there were good times too especially when we were able to enjoy the odd bar of chocolate when it was available. It would be good for younger people of today to read to get feel of what it was like to live in those times and compare with todays' relative affluence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2011
A gentle sweet story. Unfortunately you can accurately predict the end by the time you have finished the first chapter. Worth a read though despite that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2013
A nice easy read, a gentle read not my normal page turner but enjoyable light hearted read. Poppy is a love person who if you met you would like her.
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