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A Child in Burracombe

A Child in Burracombe

Harry, Lilian, author; Dover, Anne, narrator

In the village of Burracombe, 'Dig for Victory' is more than just a wartime slogan. While the young men are away, everyone at home knows the war effort needs them too. Whether it's Land Girls on the farms, wives and mothers having to make do and mend, or the villagers knowing how to stretch rations to keep spirits bright, there is always something to be done to help. When the Barton is requisitioned as a children's home for war orphans, all of Burracombe rallies round to welcome their newest arrivals. Still reeling from losing her mother and brother in the Plymouth blitz, and her father being killed at sea, Maddy Simmons has been sent to a different children's home to her beloved sister. As Maddy explores the village and makes new friends, she begins to feel at home and realises that Burracombe is the kind of place where you will always have someone to turn to, even when times are hard

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Unabridged edition.
Published Oxford: Soundings Audio Books, 2017
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Available at Bingley.

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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status Notes
    192434696 Family Saga Audio Book Adult Fiction Available 10 Discs.


Statement of responsibility: Lilian Harry
ISBN: 1407968297, 9781407968292
Note: Compact discs.
Performers: Read by Anne Dover.
Physical Description: 10 sound discs CDs (10 hrs.) : digital, stereo
Publisher Number: SCD 5244
Subject: Devon (England) Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 England Devon Fiction.; Burracombe (England : Imaginary place) Fiction.