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Goodnight Mister Tom Paperback – 12 Sep 2003
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The gruff and surly Mr Thomas Oakley is less than pleased when he is landed with a scrawny little city boy as a guest, but because it is compulsory that each villager takes in an evacuee he reluctantly agrees. It soon becomes obvious to Mister Tom that young Willie Beech is hiding something, and as the pair begin to form an unlikely bond and Willie grows in stature and in confidence he begins to forget the past. But when he has to return to war-torn London to face his mother again he retreats into his shy and awkward ways once more.
Goodnight Mister Tom is one of the most touching and powerful stories ever written. As the relationship between Willie and Tom begins to transform them both, Magorian's powerful yet gentle writing tugs at the heart, taking the reader on an incredibly emotional journey that never once stoops to unnecessary sentimentality. --Susan Harrison
About the Author
Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth and on leaving school studied at the Rose Bruford College of speech and Drama and Marcel Marceau's International School of Mime in Paris. Over the years she became interested in children's books and decided to write one herself. The result was Goodnight Mister Tom, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, an International Reading Association Award and was also made into a much-loved film.
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Both DVD and Blu ray both in full widescreen and not in 4.:3 format. It still look fine in full widescreen.
This drama represents everything that is wonderful about British drama and acting, when we get it right we really do get it right.
The watcher is taken on a journey between the two main characters as the little boy gradually melts Tom's gruff exterior and heart, each filling an empty space within. The little boy has been evacuated from the blitz and even worse horrors at the hands of a mentally disturbed mother.
A wonderful story, excellent acting, one you will want to watch time and time again. I just bought the DVD for my husband, one of the few films he loves and enjoys watching each time it's on TV.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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