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A heartwarming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two.

Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young. In Number 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, 10-year-old Connie is determined to show her parents that she's a brave girl and can look after her twin brother, Jessie. She won't cry, not while anyone's watching.

In the crisp Yorkshire Dales, Connie and Jessie are billeted to a rambling vicarage. Kindly but chaotic, Reverend Braithwaite is determined to keep his London charges on the straight and narrow, but the twins soon find adventures of their own. As autumn turns to winter, Connie's dearest wish is that war will end and they will be home for Christmas. But this Christmas Eve there will be an unexpected arrival....

©2017 Katie King (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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