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A home in the country

A home in the country

Mawe, S. M., author

During the Second World War, some three million people were evacuated from British towns and cities due to the danger of German air attacks. Most evacuees were children; many were sent to the countryside but some were sent to Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Two of these children were 'Sarah', aged five, and her brother 'James', aged six, who were placed on a ship bound for New York City where they would be assigned to a foster home. A testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and the utter ingenuity of childhood, this heartbreaking tale explores the darker side of the British evacuation during the Second World War and is a testament to youthful resourcefulness and the will to survive

Large print, Book. English.
Published Long Preston: Magna, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Sheelagh Mawe
ISBN: 0750538643, 9780750538640
Note: Originally published: London: Robert Hale, 2013.
Physical Description: 339 pages (large print)
Subject: Biography.; Abused children Maryland Biography.; World War, 1939-1945 Children Maryland.; Mawe, S. M.; World War, 1939-1945 Evacuation of civilians Great Britain.; Large type books.