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on 11 February 2016
I found this story to be rather far fetched............or so I thought. When I stopped to think about it, I can imagine that a lot of stories about the war could easily be classed as "far fetched", but the reality is that what seems bizarre and amazing, was nearer the norm in those days.
The story of Billy, a sad but intelligent boy of 9 years, goes looking for his dad, has some adventures along the way, and different people help him in different ways. Of course, nowadays, a 9 year old travelling alone on a train when four men take an interest in him, would probably send alarm bells ringing. During WW2, it was a different story. People helped each other during that dreadful time, most of them had endured a tragedy of some sort, so were sympathetic to others who had also had tragedies in their life.
All in all, it was a good read and I would recommend it. Ok, it was a bit predictable in places, but that didn't spoil the story. Try it, see what you think.