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Everyone a Stranger (Paradise Barn Story) Paperback – 1 Sep 2013
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Victor Watson is a leading expert on children s literature, editor of The Cambridge Guide to Children s Books, Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, Cambridge and a Trustee of the Centre for the Children s Book. He lives in Saffron Walden.
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To be honest, getting them to do anything on something which doesn't have an on/off switch is a bonus so it's a thumbs up from me!
It's almost the end of the war and friends Abigail and Molly find their world is changing. Molly's father comes back from the war and wants to make changes and establish a new life; Abigail's father, believed dead for 5 years returns under a cloak of mystery and Adam the evacuee has to cope with a blow to his plans to become an artist. Throw in cousin Ivy whose mum was killed in an air raid in London so comes to stay, William who is 5 and cannot speak and mystery lurkers and dodgy dealers in London and it all makes for mystery, intrigue and a reasonably paced story. The story is also told in flashback as Molly is telling part of the story as an old woman attending the art exhibition of Adam as a renowned artist many years later.
Strange title but definitely an author and series I'd like to read more of.
Everyone a stranger is set at the end of the Second World War and finishes off Molly, Adam and Abigail's story. I loved several things about it. I loved how the book really got across this sense of people looking forward to a brave new world. The way it discusses the way in which people were keen to vote for labour and tackle the five giants as set out by William Beveridge's report is brilliant. You really get the idea that people, having given up everything for the war effort, were now wanting better for the country and themselves in the future and were keen to vote for it even if that meant ousting the Great War leader Churchill to do so.
This book was more grown up and darker in its feel than previous books and you really get the sense that these characters whom you've followed over the previous books have grown up and are about to become adults. The way in which they perceive their future and start making plans for who they want to be is really fascinating to see.
This book had a nice touch in that it has small parts set in the future and enables you to look back and see how things turned out for the characters. I like it as a touch especially as it wasn't done in a cheesy way.
All in all a fantastic series which I would thoroughly recommend for anyone who loves stories set in the Second World War. Unlike other series set in this time period I love how they are a bit tamer meaning they are perfect for younger teens but at the same time they aren't trivial and give the reader lots to think about and reflect on. Perfect for your budding historians.
This book is a delight. It is atmospheric. The Fen scenery is superbly drawn. The scene where the children experience a near miss when a V2 hits the café they'd just left was especially vivid and stays with me.
A much recommended and most satisfying read.