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The Skylarks' War

Narrated by: Katherine Press
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018

The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.

Clarry and her older brother, Peter, live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer.  

When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?

©2018 Hilary McKay (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Truly special

Oh my heart! I’ve been hearing so many wonderful things about The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay and it deserves every single bit of praise. There is so much heart and warmth in this book. It is so special. The audio edition was wonderful, the narrator made the story even more special.

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