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Summary

February 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, 12-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother, Cliff, are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. 

Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister, Sukie, went missing in an air raid, and she’s desperate to discover what happened to her.

©2017 Emma Carroll (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

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Lovely light hearted listening

A refreshing story line that made me imagine myself.... whilst the lead was that of a young girl it was implying to finish....Thankyou for an interesting few hours of imagination

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love it

this book is so good. the first night of reading it, I said to my son "time to go to bed now."And he said "no I love this book" .

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Missing chapter

This is a great book but this recording misses a chapper - Caring for Evacuee is a national service

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Loved it!

Wonderful in every way 🥰
A child's view of wartime in England , evacuation and refugees .

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A lovely WW2 mystery tale

Written, I should think, with teenagers in mind ... this lovely little book set in WW2 is a great find!

Fast moving and well-written it is thoroughly enjoyable.

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AMAZING, SUCH A GOOD READ

I love Emma Carols books. I have them all in proper back and read them often.letters from the light house was the first book I read and a never could put the book down,it was like that here.I had to try and make it last but I just couldn't (it only lasted a day in the end). I could read and listen to this book over and over again and not get bored. i love how olive cares so much for cliff. I recommend so much. I think you will all enjoy it. stay safe everyone we may not be in a war but we are in a pandemic. be safe and merry Christmas.♥️♥️♥️

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Thank you for this lovely book

I love it amazing fantastic great 👍🏻 read this book and for sure 🌇🌇 amazing novel 10

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Letters from the light house 9 year old

Letters from the lighthouse

I listened to this book and loved it . Emma Carol is an amazing author so I think you should have a listen to her books. She is very inspiring and the story helps you to spread your imagination as well as telling you a realistic explanation of a war child’s life back in the days . So I do recommend you just have a listen to her books because they are truly inspirational, especially to me . Thank you for reading this , well time to hop into another amazing story . Bye 👋🏼

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Teen Wartime Drama

This book captures the imagination with it's details and sense of place of life in WWII. Following the story Olive, living under the backdrop of the war. Well worth a listen. Especially good for teachers to give pupils first hand accounts of the war.

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Fantastic story - very apt for the present.

Young children sent to the coast, to avoid the wartime dangers of London, come across something suspicious. Their sister is involved in something with secret code and the person she's been writing to has no knowlege of her. Is this a misunderstanding or could she be a spy?
The book is well written and the narration is good, though hesitant at times.