A Little Love Song Paperback – 12 Jul 1993
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"'The author has a wonderful gift for hanging a richly woven tapestry around an essentially simple frame.' Times Education Supplement."--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Michelle Magorian was born in 1947 and has lived and studied all over the world. She studied at Marcel Marcheau’s L’ecole International de Mime in Paris and has worked in theatre, television and films ever since.
Her award-winning first novel, Goodnight, Mr Tom has been translated into eleven languages, adapted for stage and radio and a BAFTA award winning TV film, starring the late John Thaw. Michelle’s extensive list of awards includes the Costa Prize and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The year is 1943, and the war has left it's mark on the sleepy, little village where the two sisters have been evacuated to get away from the destructions of war. For the first time in they're lives they have been left all to themselves.
For both girls this will be the summer that makes them discover new sides of themselves. Now they have to take responsibility for they're own lives, with all the challanges and all the resitance they may contain.
Rose is a vulnerable and poetic soul, who most of all wants to be a writer. When she discovers that the house they live in hides a tragic lovestory that found place during the last worldwar, her dreams and immagination gets nurture. But the story does'nt really come to life before Rose finds love herself.
I love this book, I've read it six times. I don't seem to get tired of it either. Every time I read it, I sort of discover new things about how they all are, what colour of hair one of them has, what kind of clothes he wore to the dance, a clearer picture of where the church was in proportion to the bookstore or Mrs. Clarences house...
You probably won't understand much from the last things I wrote if you haven't read the book before, but I really loved this story, and if you like a little love story, I know you will like A Little Love Song...
It is about two sisters who are evacuated to a small village during the second world war.During their new found independence they find who they really are and, eventually, love.
I really enjoyed this book.Michelle Magorian is an absoloutly fantastic writer, she makes her characters so believable and true to life that her books grip you from start to finish. Another of her books that i really enjoyed was Back Home which is also set in the second world war.
A must read!
I googled Michelle Magorian to try and find some more info and reviews on this book and was shocked to find how little there was out there, which can only lead me to think it was seriously overlooked when it was published.
This is probably because of the outstanding success of 'Goodnight Mr. Tom' her first novel, which is aimed at younger readers; 'A Little Love Song' is more mature and, in comaparison to 'GMT', deals with more 'grown-up issues'.
You can read a synopsis of the plot so I won't bore anyone by repeating details. What I will say is that it's beautifully written, all characters (but particularly Rose and Alec) are deftly drawn, and despite some other people on here saying events are predictable, I certainly had not guessed the book's final surprise, and was hugely satisfied with the conclusion.
One of my favourite books of all time. Highly recommended.
This book is about a public school girl, Rose, who is evacuated to a sea-side village with her sister Diana. Rose makes friends witha boy of her age, Derry, and for the first time feels free. She then finds the diary of 'Mad Hilda' and begins to really think about her life and her future.
It was one of the best Magorian books I've read and if you like this then read:
2.Goodnight Mister Tom (My Favourite)
3.A spoonful of Jam (My other Favourite)
4.A cuckoo in the nest
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Michelle Magorian's third novel is a beautiful evocation of a girl's coming of age during World War II. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kate Hopkins
More adult content, really enjoyed it. I am a fan of Michelle MagorianPublished 3 months ago by wendy westwood
Yes, loved it. I have read all of Michelle's books now. Loved them all.Published 10 months ago by petrus
Just finished reading this book and would recommend it. Lovely people that come to life when reading this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Josephine Thorns
Love this book - first read when I was 15 and I still love it 12 years on. It's a lovely story and an easy read.Published 13 months ago by Kaz
I read this book at least twice a year. It is the book I go to when I need cheering up, or when I can't find anything else to read. Read morePublished on 14 April 2014 by Read.Dream.Live
This is a fantastic read set in the 2nd world war of two sisters fleeing london dan trying to find them selves and learning to be independent young women and finding love and... Read morePublished on 12 April 2014 by sufu