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For younger readers

  • Puffin Classics
  • Published 3rd July 2014
  • 384 Pages
  • 130mm x 197mm x 13mm
  • 271g

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .

Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.