Evacuee Christmas

Author: Katie King

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9780008257545

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 320

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A heart-warming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two. Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young. In No 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, ten-year-old Connie is determined to show her parents that she's a brave girl and can look after her twin brother, Jessie. She won't cry, not while anyone's watching. In the crisp Yorkshire Dales, Connie and Jessie are billeted to a rambling vicarage. Kindly but chaotic, Reverend Braithwaite is determined to keep his London charges on the straight and narrow, but the twins soon find adventures of their own. As autumn turns to winter, Connie's dearest wish is that war will end and they will be home for Christmas. But this Christmas Eve there will be an unexpected arrival...

The Evacuee Christmas

Author: Katie King

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008257558

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A heart-warming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two.

The Evacuee Summer

Author: Katie King

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9780008257576

Category:

Page: 320

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Far from home, an adventure they'll never forget... June 1940. Evacuee twins Connie and Jessie are reminded every day of the differences between a Yorkshire summer and what they had previously known in London's Bermondsey. Life at Tall Trees vicarage, Harrogate, is full of adventure, with the arrival of a mischievous pony called Milburn who soon sets about showing who's boss. But Auntie Peggy is bracing herself for bad news - since the birth of their beautiful baby Holly, something has been very wrong between her and husband Bill and an unexpected visitor soon makes clear exactly what that is... In this heartwarming tale of evacuees far from home, Katie King returns with a novel full of nostalgia and delight.

Evacuee

Author: rene dixon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985259515

Category:

Page: 84

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Memories of a childhood evacuation in World War 2.

Carrie's War

Author: Nina Bawden,Emma Reeves

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436118

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh village. But the countryside has dangers and adventures of its own - and a group of characters who will change Carrie's life forever. There's mean Mr Evans, who won't let the children eat meat; but there’s also kind Auntie Lou. There's brilliant young Albert Sandwich, another evacuee, and Mr Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own. Then there's Hepzibah Green, the witch at Druid’s Grove who makes perfect mince pies, and the ancient skull with its terrifying curse...For adults and young people aged eight and over. Emma Reeves has created a stunning stage adaptation of Nina Bawden’s much loved classic account of life as an evacuee in the 1940s, which opened at the Lillian Bayliss Theatre in November 2006. This edition includes teachers' notes and activities for classes based on the play. ‘I doubt... anything will beat this traditional page-to-stage adaptation for ceaselessly involving telling of a cracking story’ - Evening Standard ‘Irresistible’ - Sunday Telegraph, Critic's Choice ‘Richly entertaining. Funny & deeply rewarding’ - Daily Telegraph, Critic’s Choice ‘Consistently excellent’ - The Times, Critic’s Choice ‘Dramatic, imaginative and polished’ - Evening Standard, Critic’s Choice ‘Excellent. Truly refreshing story-telling’ - Daily Mail

The Evacuee Girl

Author: Jean Reddy

Publisher: Stamford House Publishing

ISBN: 1904985408

Category:

Page: 199

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Talks about a six-year old London Girl who is separated from her family as a wartime evacuee from the German air raids, returning to a lonely post war childhood. The lack of love and warmth in her life causes her to develop a remarkable determination and independence that is to dominate her attitudes and subsequent life.

A Christmas Candle

Author: Katie Flynn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473537274

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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******* Light up your life this Christmas with the BRAND NEW NOVEL from SUNDAY TIMES Number One Bestselling author KATIE FLYNN. 'One of the country's most popular storytellers' Scottish Daily Record ******** Will she find love in her wartime home? 1939. All over Britain children are being evacuated, and Eve Armstrong is headed for Devon. As the train pulls out of London she takes a last look at the crowded platform, the shabbily dressed evacuees, and a rude little boy sticking his tongue out. She’s looking forward to a change of scene. And at first Eve is happier than ever at Drake’s Farm. Not even her daily chores dampen her spirits. It’s a different world that invites fresh starts, and so when Eve runs into the boy from the station, Johnny Durrell, they call a truce and soon become firm friends. The war might be a distant reality, but the arrival of new evacuee Connie Hale makes every day a battle. Connie is lazy, stuck up and spiteful – and Johnny’s new best friend. As the conflict grows and Eve with it, will she fight for Johnny or concede defeat? Praise for Katie Flynn: 'A poignant war-time romance' Daily Express ‘A heartwarming story of love and loss’ Woman's Weekly ‘One of the best Liverpool writers’ Liverpool Echo 'If you pick up a Katie Flynn book it's going to be a wrench to put it down again' Holyhead and Anglesey Mail

Wave Me Goodbye

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448198062

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 289

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September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

Evacuees

Evacuation in Wartime Britain 1939-1945

Author: Mike Brown

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752495720

Category: History

Page: 128

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As the last days of peace ebbed away in 1939 and the outbreak of the Second World War appeared inevitable, a massive exodus took place in Britain: nearly two million civilians, most of them children, were taken from the cities, industrial towns and ports to the relative safety of the British countryside. For many of these bewildered children this was the first time away from their families or even their home town. But for overseas British nationals evacuated to the mother country from the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, the shock of the upheaval was great indeed. Carrying pitifully few belongings, they had no idea where they were being sent - for many it was the beginning of a great adventure, for some a nightmare. Mike Brown combines factual narrative with contemporary eyewitness accounts and oral history extracts to create a popular look at the phenomenon of evacuation in Britain during the Second World War. Illustrated with a variety of contemporary photographs and ephemera, Evacuees provides a fascinating, amusing and sometimes disturbing glimpse of how children and adults coped with the trials and tribulations of evacuation. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in reading about life on the Home Front during the Second World War, and especially to anyone who was an evacuee.

Evacuee Boys

Letters of a Family Separated by War

Author: John Forbat

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752471235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Brothers John and Andrew Forbat had been happily living in England as patriotic British boys since 1936. When the Second World War broke out, however, the brothers found themselves evacuated to a disadvantaged part of Melksham in Wiltshire, cut off from home and family, and in straitened circumstances. Added to this, on Pearl Harbor Day 1941, Hungary, along with other countries, joined the Axis and the Forbat family became Enemy Aliens. Their many letters home throughout the war, with details of their schooling, bullying, friendships and constant pursuit of more pocket money, form a humorous and at times tragic testament to the hardships of war. Interspersed with diary entries made by the boys’ father back home in Blitz-ravaged London, and letters from Andrew when he was interned on the Isle of Man, Evacuee Boys is as full a record of war-torn Britain as one family could provide.

Churchill's Children

The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain

Author: John Welshman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199574413

Category: History

Page: 368

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Based on the stories of thirteen children and adults, Churchill's Children tells the often moving story of the evacuation of schoolchildren in Britain during the Second World War, from the perspective of the children themselves as well as the many adults who were caught up in this massive wartime enterprise.

Back Home

Author: Michelle Magorian

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140319077

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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WW2 has just ended and twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she's never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to an horrific boarding school, before finally running away as her search for happiness becomes more and more desperate.

The Children of the King

Author: Sonya Hartnett

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407143565

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange boys hiding in a nearby derelict castle, the past and present collide.

Primrose Day

Author: Carolyn Haywood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152052287

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 166

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During World War II, seven-year-old Merry Primrose Ramsay is sent from England to live with relatives in the United States, where, despite missing her parents and feeling homesick, she has many adventures while going to school and learning to fish and kni

Britain's Wartime Evacuees

The People, Places and Stories of the Evacuations Told Through the Accounts of Those Who Were There

Author: Gillian Mawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 184832443X

Category: History

Page: 224

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With the declaration of war in September 1939, the Government Evacuation Scheme was implemented, in which almost one and a half million civilians, mostly children, were evacuated from the British cities thought most likely to be the targets of aerial bombing. The fear of invasion the following year resulted in another mass evacuation from the coastal towns. Hundreds of thousands of school children, and mothers with babies and infants, were removed from their homes and families, and sent to live with strangers in distant rural areas and to entirely unfamiliar environments. Some children were also sent to countries of the Commonwealth, such as Canada and Australia. The evacuations had an enormous impact upon millions of individuals, both those that were evacuated and those that had to accommodate and care for the displaced multitude. Over the course of eight years’ research Gillian Mawson has interviewed hundreds of evacuees from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Families have also allowed her access to the testimony of those who have passed away. Coupled with the extensive newspaper coverage of the day and official documents Britain’s Wartime Evacuees provides not just a comprehensive study of the evacuations, but also relates some of the most moving and emotive stories of the Second World War.

Guernsey Evacuees

Author: Gillian Mawson

Publisher: History Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780752470191

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 192

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In June 1940, 17,000 people fled Guernsey to England, including 5,000 school children with their teachers and 500 mothers as 'helpers'. The Channel Islands were occupied on 30 June - the only part of British territory that was occupied by Nazi forces during the Second World War. Most evacuees were transported to smoky industrial towns in Northern England - an environment so very different to their rural island. For five years they made new lives in towns where the local accent was often confusing, but for most, the generosity shown to them was astounding. They received assistance from Canada and the USA - one Guernsey school was 'sponsored' by wealthy Americans such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Hollywood stars. From May 1945, the evacuees began to return home, although many decided to remain in England. Wartime bonds were forged between Guernsey and Northern England that were so strong, they still exist today.

The Very Thought of You

A Novel

Author: Rosie Alison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451613988

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize England, 31st August 1939: The world is on the brink of war. As Hitler prepares to invade Poland, thousands of children are evacuated from London to escape the impending Blitz. Torn from her mother, eight-year-old Anna Sands is relocated with other children to a large Yorkshire estate which has been opened up to evacuees by Thomas and Elizabeth Ashton, an enigmatic, childless couple. Soon Anna gets drawn into their unraveling relationship, seeing things that are not meant for her eyes and finding herself part-witness and part-accomplice to a love affair with unforeseen consequences. A story of longing, loss, and complicated loyalties, combining a sweeping narrative with subtle psychological observation, The Very Thought of You is not just a love story but a story about love.

The Sisters of Battle Road

The Extraordinary True Story of Six Sisters Evacuated from Wartime London

Author: J.M. Maloney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In 1939 Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives would change. From the trials and tribulations of leaving London, the destructive horror of the Blitz and terrible family tragedy to tea dances, romances and the triumph of making a new life in the country, The Sisters of Battle Road is the compelling true story of six ordinary girls who carved out a life in extraordinary wartime circumstances. Today, the six young girls – Mary, Joan, Sheila, Kathleen, Patricia and Ann – are six remarkable women who have lived to tell their tale of sisterhood and its unbreakable bonds in the shadow of World War Two.