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A Long and Lonely Road by Katie Flynn
  

A Long and Lonely Road

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Liverpool, 1938 and on into the war with evacuated children, the devastation of the Blitz and lots of drama. Good, gritty stuff from this star author

If you like Katie Flynn you might also like to read books by Ruth Hamilton, Meg Hutchinson and Annie Groves.

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A Long and Lonely Road by Katie Flynn

Liverpool, Christmas 1938Rose McAllister is waiting for her husband, Steve, to come home. He is a seaman, often drunk and violent, but Rose does her best to cope and sees that her daughters, Daisy, 8, and Petal, 4, suffer as little as possible. Steve, however, realises that war is coming and tries to reform, but on his last night home, he pawns the girls' new dolls to go on a drinking binge.

When war is declared Rose has a good job but agrees the children must be evacuated. Daisy and Petal are happy at first, but circumstances change and they are put in the care of a woman who hates all scousers and taunts them with the destruction of their city. They run away, arriving home on the worst night of the May Blitz. Rose is attending the birth of her friend's baby and goes back to Bernard Terrace to find her home has received a direct hit, and is told that the children were seen entering the house the previous evening. Devastated, she decides to join the WAAF, encouraged by an RAF pilot, Luke, whom she has befriended.


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About the Author

Katie Flynn

Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the Northwest. Many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Mersey, and the reminiscences of family members prompted her to start her very successful series of books about Liverpool. She has also written books as Judith Saxton.

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Publication date

18th November 2004

Author

Katie Flynn

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www.katieflynn.com/

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Publisher

Arrow

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9780099468158

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