After being bombed out of their home in London two young evacuees are sent to safety in Yorkshire where they find themselves billeted on a couple posing as a Dutch brother and sister, but who turn out to be German spies. When they discover what their hosts are doing they are on great danger. Guarded by a fierce dog and locked in a burning building, will they be rescued in time?
This book is written for children (between the ages of 8-12) who are studying WW2 in their history lessons at school. But it will also be of interest to adults who grew up in the war. It gives a picture of what it was like to be a wartime child. The book also includes useful information about wartime issues such as rationing, British Restaurants and the school leaving age in the 1940s.
‘Penny’s War’ is Anne Crofton Dearle’s ninth publication (five in paperback, plus four E-books)