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Blitz Hardcover – 6 Mar 1995

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; First Edition edition (6 Mar. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0001856154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0001856158
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,028,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

'A mysterious air-raid shelter…
A plane crash under fire…
A secret operation…
A noise in the attic…'

The four stories featured in 'BLITZ' share a common theme – World War II and it’s effect on the lives of ordinary people, especially children.

Robert Westall’s powerful writing focuses not only on the drama and danger of living in a country at war, but also captures the heady excitement and almost farcical humour of exceptional circumstances.

“One of the best loved of children’s writers.”
'The Times'

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Robert Westall was born October 1929, in Tynemouth, England. His first book, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975, for which he won the Carnegie Medal. Amongst many more prizes and accolades, he won the Carnegie for the second time in 1980, with The Scarecrows. He died in 1993.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Format: Paperback
As a fan of Westall I'm surprised I've never come across this before. It's 4 (very) short stories with the Blitz as a theme. They do read like episodes either from his own life or stories told to him, and it's a shame they're so short as two had just got interesting when they finished abruptly and not very satisfactorily. "The Thing upstairs" is about desertion but not seemingly the consequences or retribution of such an act, and "Rosie" is a ghost story which would have made a very good, longer story in keeping with some of his other ghost stories.
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responding to the previous reviewer, while this isnt the best of Westall's books,he is so good that anything he has written compares with the best children's authors! my children loved them, and i have given them to other children too. Sad that he is not better known as they also have genuine historical value, while written from a childs perspective.
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Format: Paperback
I'm not too sure about this book, the plot is complex and the language is strange. I wouldn't recomend it at all for younger readers. Sorry Robert...
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