Jenny's War (Paperback)
  • Jenny's War (Paperback)
zoom

Jenny's War (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£6.99
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 16/02/2012
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Featuring some of the characters from Sons and Daughters, Jenny's War is an epic story of loss and heartbreak from Margaret Dickinson.

Is it possible for a ten-year-old girl to fall in love? Jenny Mercer thought so. Evacuated to Lincolnshire from the East End of London at the outbreak of war, she is frightened of the wide open spaces and the huge skies. At first, she is treated badly by the two spinsters with whom she is billeted. But the kindly Thornton family soon makes her feel welcome. And no one more so than Georgie, the handsome RAF fighter pilot, who is caught up in the battle for Britain's survival. When Georgie is posted missing, presumed killed, Jenny is devastated and there is more heartbreak when her mother demands that she return home to the dangerous city streets now under almost daily attack from enemy bombers.

Dot never hides the fact that her daughter's birth was a mistake and kindness and care towards Jenny comes, not from her mother, but from their neighbours across the street, the Hutton family. The only other person to show concern for Jenny is, strangely, Dot's 'fancy man', Arthur Osborne, who moves into the terraced house. But is Arthur only interested in the girl because she can be useful to him? No one will suspect a ten-year-old of being involved with the Black Market.

When the law comes a little too close for Arthur's comfort, the family flees in the night under the protection of the blackout, heading north out of the city. But to Jenny's disappointment, it is not back to Lincolnshire but into the hills and dales of Derbyshire where they are always on the move, always on the run. There, Jenny is caught up in a life of deception, obliged to do whatever her mother and Arthur demand of her, when all she really wants is to go back to Lincolnshire. For Jenny has never given up hope that one day, Georgie will come back . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330544306
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 339 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Light Behind The Window
Added to basket
The Sagas of the Icelanders
Added to basket
The Stranger From The Sea
Added to basket
Warleggan
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Dilly's Lass
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Demelza
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Demelza
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Casting Off
Added to basket
The Twisted Sword
Added to basket
The Munitions Girls
Added to basket
Hothouse Flower
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Mightier than the Sword
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Dilly's Sacrifice
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Girl on the Cliff
Added to basket
Ross Poldark
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Miller's Dance
Added to basket

Reviews

View all

“very good”

Am half way through this book and it is brilliant would recommend to all.

Paperback edition
16th March 2012
Helpful? Upvote 7

“Jenny's War”

This was a lovely book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would recommend it.

Paperback edition
19th March 2012
Helpful? Upvote 4

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.