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Blue Skies and Gunfire

by K. M. (Kathleen) Peyton

Blue Skies and Gunfire Synopsis

When Josie is evacuated to her aunt and uncle's farm in Essex, she meets and falls in love with seventeen year old Jumbo, a happy-go-lucky optimistic young man who doesn't let his disability interrupt a life full of fun. Their relationship takes off, despite the difficulties of the war, which interrupts their idyll from time to time with stories of tragedy and death. But when Josie meets Chris, Jumbo's heroic fighter pilot brother, she experiences feelings that are out of control and dangerous; is this what real love feels like? She is torn between the two young men - one who is steady and loving, the other wayward and challenging. Yet it may not be her choice to make, as the German attack on England becomes more and more dangerous... Set against the backdrop of the second world war, where people diced with life and death every day, this is a wonderfully moving story of love, passion and tragedy.

Blue Skies and Gunfire Press Reviews

A gorgeous love story . . . Marvellous -- Kati Nicholl * Daily Express * A disturbing but richly evocative narrative which illustrates the human cost of war * Books for Keeps * The Blue Skies and Gunfire of the title are beautifully evoked in this wartime romance -- Becky Stradwick * The Children's Bookseller * A pleasure to read . . . A moving love story that illustrates the hardships, tensions and freedoms in the Second World War -- Georgina Hanratty * Publishing News *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862301573
Publication date: 3rd January 2008
Author: K. M. (Kathleen) Peyton
Publisher: Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About K. M. (Kathleen) Peyton

THERE ARE VERY FEW BORN STORY-TELLERS. K.M. PEYTON IS ONE OF THEM' The Times Kathleen M Peyton is a top-selling author of more than thirty novels, the best-known of which is FLAMBARDS which, with its sequels, was made into a TV serial. She lives in Essex with her husband.

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