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- DescriptionAnn Wosley's brother Tommy had choice but to agree to his father's decision to send his 4-year-old sister to an orphanage in Middlesex, for he was in the navy and would be away for months at a time. Their violent and drunken father had become too ill to care for her and since their mother had recently passed away and he was longer able to cope. Tommy, being the first to enter the orphanage all those years ago, knew how tough life would be and although he was overcome with guilt, he knew that Ann would at least be safe. In the orphanage, Ann struggles with her emotions whilst coping with her mother's death and being separated from her brother. Clutching onto fond memories of her mother makes the motous daily routines, rules and chores of the orphanage much easier to bear. She soon learns that she needs to hold her own in a world where every child must fend for themselves and she waits with anticipation for the day that her brother will come home on leave, before he returns to his navy duties. The author uses both fact and fiction to bring together this compelling and captivating vel that depicts the hardships that children in orphanages endured throughout WWII. She touches upon terrifying experiences of frequent bombing raids, the fitting of gas masks and the loss of close friends, who didn't make it to the shelters in time.
- Author(s)Marie T. Thomas
- PublisherCambridge Media Group
- Date of Publication30/01/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJanus Publishing Co
- Weight386 g
- Width145 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
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