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Not just for children
on 5 February 2012
Trevor manages to write books `for children' that appeal to generations far beyond. He writes with a pen both gentle and humorous and each book leaves the reader wanting more of his words. The subject (war) is not one I would normally choose but having read other books by this author, I knew it would be treated with respect and compassion. I was not disappointed.
Although aimed at the younger reader, this book is a delight for any age, a suitable length to enjoy on a train journey, or with a slow cup of tea.
As a reader classed as an adult, but one who is grateful not to be old enough to remember the great wars, this story took me on a safe journey through what were very sad, challenging and scary times. Peggy Larkin is a brave and delightful character, and I'm glad to have learned some history `through her eyes'. Like the other posters here, I would love to read more.
I have the paperback version, and this book has been read by neighbours' children too, and hasn't finished the rounds yet. It has encouraged the children to ask questions and understand the times that Peggy lived in.