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It's 1939 when Hannah and Louie Adams wave goodbye to their mother and home in Holloway, leaving for the safety of the Hertfordshire countryside. The girls try to settle in with their new foster-parents, but the Bullocks are stern people, and when they send the homesick Louie to another family, the Beedles, Hannah is devastated. She decides there's only one way out - she must walk back to Blitz-torn Islington. Thirty-six hours later, a cold, weary and frightened girl arrives home to a shocking sight...

A long way home - Victor Pemberton

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Title
A long way home
Author
Victor Pemberton
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Headline
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20071004

It's 1939 when Hannah and Louie Adams wave goodbye to their mother and home in Holloway, leaving for the safety of the Hertfordshire countryside. The girls try to settle in with their new foster-parents, but the Bullocks are stern people, and when they send the homesick Louie to another family, the Beedles, Hannah is devastated. She decides there's only one way out - she must walk back to Blitz-torn Islington. Thirty-six hours later, a cold, weary and frightened girl arrives home to a shocking sight...

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Victor Pemberton was the well-loved author of fourteen novels set in London. His first novel Our Family began as a radio play he wrote of the same name inspired by his own upbringing. Victor was also a successful radio playwright and TV producer, who worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith. He had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC's 'Dr Who' series. He also worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award. Victor Pemberton passed away in 2017.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Foster children - England - Hertfordshire - Fiction.|Foster parents - England - Hertfordshire - Fiction.|World War, 1939-1945 - Evacuation of civilians - Great Britain - Fiction.|Sisters - England - Hertfordshire - Fiction.|Islington (London, England) - Social life and customs - Fiction.|Hertfordshire (England) - Social life and customs - Fiction.|London (England) - History - Bombardment, 1940-1941 - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
433

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