Nisha's War (Paperback)
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Nisha's War (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 03/02/2022
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A gorgeously evocative wartime ghost story, Nisha's War balances heartrending personal drama and supernatural chills with aplomb as a Malayan refugee makes a dangerous bargain with the spectre of a child.

From acclaimed author Dan Smith comes a page-turning, atmospheric ghost story packed full of adventure and heart.

Malaya, 1942. Nisha's home is destroyed by war and she and her mother, Amma, flee to her father's ancestral house in England, perched on a cliff top on the cold Northern coast. When Amma falls gravely ill, Nisha is left to face her formidable grandmother alone.

Grandmother's rules are countless, and her Anglo-Indian granddaughter is even forbidden from climbing the old weeping tree. But when a ghost child beckons Nisha to sit under its boughs, and promises her Amma's life in return for three truths, its pull proves irresistible...

A thrilling historical ghost story; full of adventure, grief, guilt, forgiveness and belonging A fresh angle on a wartime story: the prejudice Nisha faces as a refugee feels particularly relevant today.

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781912626755
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 201 x 138 x 26 mm


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'What a story... absolutely gripping' - Emma Carroll

'An enchanting, beautifully crafted wartime tale' - Ally Sherrick

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“Superb Read!”

Thank you to Dan for arranging an early review copy for me, obviously it flew straight to the top of the to be read pile on arrival yesterday.
I know so many children (& adults) who love Dan's books. (Trivia... More

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“Haunting WWII Tale”

Well, this was something a little bit special (and by ‘a little bit’ I mean a LOT).
Nisha’s War by Dan Smith is a beautiful tale of a WWII refugee who comes to the North East of England and finds more than she was... More

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“I started it and found I couldn’t put it down and when I had to, Nisha and Twig weren’t far from my mind.”

'And I didn’t get the chance to own up to what I did.'

One of the reasons I picked this up, was the beautiful production of the book. The illustration both on the outside cover and within the French flaps... More

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