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Summary

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is.

The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

©2016 Diney Costeloe (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A powerful and moving account of the brutality of war itself." (Tony Benn on The Lost Soldier)
"This book bears powerful witness to a grave injustice." ( Martin Bell on The Lost Soldier)

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I just loved it

What made the experience of listening to The Girl with No Name the most enjoyable?

The love, grief, happiness, all it's twist and turns. Great WW2 book. Can't say to much don't want to spoil anything :-)

What other book might you compare The Girl with No Name to, and why?

The English Girl. Not the same, but still a lot of the same

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I really had a problem with putting it down

Any additional comments?

Just read it

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Girl with no name!

This is a very good book...I was kept interested all the way through! The narrator is very good and portrayed all the characters with different voices which added greatly to the enjoyment of the story.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Perfect read

There has been so many books written about WW2 which I always enjoy,but This Book had something else to offer would recommend

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Don't miss it.

Costeooe captures the emotional rollercoaster of one girls life and bringsntomlife the realities of war torn Britian.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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German Jewish refugees new life is war torn England’s


This is the second Diney Costeloe novel I have listened to,.She certainly knows how to write a great story

This story is of a young German Jewish girl evacuated to London, from Germany at the onset of WW2. Great characters brought to life by the excellent narration of Bea Holland.

Some may call it older chick lit, knock if you want but it is still a very good story.

I think I will go on to read the sequel to this, called Married girls to see what’s in store for Lise/Charlotte and the other characters.

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brilliant story

loved everything about the book. couldn't stop listening to it. the voice was good too

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Fantastic!!!

Wow! What can I say??? What a beautiful, tragic but heart warming story, the Throw away children by Diney Costeloe was excellent & this one was just as or even more so....
Brilliant narration by Bea Holland also & I just couldn't stop listening to this extraordinary story of Lisa/Charlottes life.
I highly recommend The girl with no name, I'm only sorry that I have finished it now & wait with anticipation to listen to another Diney Costeloe novel......ENJOY!

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A fabulous listen

I loved listening to this book, with all its twists & turns. I really didn't want it to end

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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The Girl with No Name

I really enjoyed this book. The story was very moving and the narration excellent. It showed how terrible it was for the German Jews and the appalling bombing in London. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

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Brilliant story

Excellent story, rich and well narrated. All characters so genuine, fantastic story line. well done

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Repetitive.

The narrators London accent of the characters was incredibly annoying and her German accent for that matter. Extremely repetitive and would explain everything to the T no room for your own imagination.