In the backstreets of Liverpool, Eileen Watson lives with her mother Nellie, daughter Mel and her three tearaway sons. Life isn't great, but they have each other, and family can get you through anything. Or can it? Then Britain declares war on Germany and their lives change forever. The children have to be evacuated, but Mel refuses to go, and so Eileen says goodbye to her mother and sons, moves away from the street they love and faces a future without her precious family.
Thus begins a journey for them all. A journey filled with forbidden love, tragedy and the terrifying sounds of a city they love crumbling into the craters left by the Luftwaffe. Their lives will never be the same again...
©2011 Ruth Hamilton (P)2012 Soundings
the first part of the story was slow. when listening you were in the story but when putting it down to do other things it didn't call you back. the second part was better, it was the third and final part which was good describing the bombing of Liverpool, the destruction and the tenacity of the people.
usually ruth Hamilton has humour running through her stories but this one didn't have much.
marlene sideway did her usual good performance of the book.
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