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Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2015.

When Noel Bostock - aged 10, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he winds up in St Albans with Vera Sedge - 36, drowning in debts. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it.

The war's thrown up all manner of new opportunities, but what Vee needs is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team.

Together they cook up an idea. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war, and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all....

©2014 Lissa Evans (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Wonderful

Beautifully read. I enjoyed every minute! Thank you Lucy Briers for bringing such a great book to life so well.

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Fabulous story, superbly narrated

I loved this wartime story. The characters feel completely real to me; the writing captures the British identiy so well. The narration is excellent. Overall, highly recommended.

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Heart warming and delightful!

A follow on from the wonderful Old Baggage, this was a brilliant story of love and grief, parenting and childhood with the backdrop of wartime London. Thoroughly enjoyed!