Carrie’s War

£14.99

It is wartime and Carrie and her little brother Nick have been evacuated from their London home to the Welsh hills. In an unfamiliar place, among strangers, the children feel alone and find little comfort with the family they are billeted with: Mr Evans, a bullying shopkeeper and Auntie Lou, his kind but timid sister. When Carrie and Nick visit Albert, another evacuee, they are welcomed into Hepzibah Green’s warm kitchen. Hepzibah is rumoured to be a witch, but her cooking is delicious, her stories are enthralling and the children cannot keep away. With Albert, Hepzibah and Mister Johnny, they begin to settle into their new surroundings. But before long, their loyalties are tested: will they be persuaded to betray their new friends?

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY EMMA CARROLL

‘A touching, utterly convincing book’ JACQUELINE WILSON

‘What a deep, dark, deceptively simple, brilliant novel it is’ EMMA CARROLL

‘Poignant and realistic . . . Carrie’s War captures the true reality of war for a child, and it doesn’t sentimentalise war’ SHIRLEY HUGHES, GUARDIAN

‘I did a dreadful thing, the worst thing of my life, when I was twelve and a half years old, and nothing can change it’

When the bombs rain down on London, Carrie and her little brother Nick are evacuated to a small town in the Welsh hills. Without their mother, and away from anything familiar, they must take refuge among strangers. Reluctantly, Mr Evans, the grocer, takes them in, with his kind, timid sister, Aunt Lou. But the children find little comfort in his austere home.

Their fellow evacuee, Albert, is luckier, living in a rambling old mansion with Hepzibah Green and Mister Johnny. Hepzibah is rumoured to be a witch, but the children feel safe in her warm kitchen and are spellbound by her stories. Just as Carrie and Nick begin to settle into their new life, something happens that tests their loyalties: will they be persuaded to betray their friends?

ILLUSTRATED BY ALAN MARKS

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Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 13.8 × 2 cm
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