June 1940. Despite losing her mother at a young age and her father away on important war work, 17-year-old Rita Smith has plenty of people to turn to in the close-knit community of Cliffhaven. Until Italy sides with Germany and Rita's closest friends and neighbours are interned as enemies of the state. As war rages across Europe, Rita is more determined than ever to do her bit for the war effort. Although she is forced to give up her dream of joining the WAAF, she volunteers as a fire warden.
When her own home is destroyed, Rita vows she will not lose spirit and throws herself into doing her bit for king and country, longing for the day when she is reunited with those she loves best....
©2012 Ellie Dean (P)2012 ISIS Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
I absolutely loved this story. It really made me think how lucky we are today. To listen to tales of people having their homes bombed to nothing and becoming homeless overnight is unbelievable, the rations, no petrol and on and on....
I literally didn't want the story to end as there is so much hope through adversity. The narrator is absolutely brilliant, her different voices are marvellous and she is fantastic at helping you to really feel the emotion. So well done to both author and narrator.
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