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A child in Burracombe

A child in Burracombe

Harry, Lilian, author

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. Whether it's Land Girls on the farms or the villagers knowing how to stretch rations to keep spirits up, 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, particularly little Maddy Simmons. Still reeling from losing her mother and brother in the Plymouth blitz, and her father being killed at sea, in a cruel twist Maddy 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

Paperback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Orion, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Lilian Harry
ISBN: 1409167321, 9781409167327
Physical Description: 253 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Burracombe (England : Imaginary place) Fiction.; Devon (England) Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 England Devon Fiction.