That Burning Summer (Paperback)Lydia Syson (author)
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Publisher: Hot Key Books
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Consistent excellence ... This is only the second novel from an author very much to look out for. -- Children's Books of the Year 2013 * The Independent *
Beautifully evoking the atmosphere of a small rural community under threat, it simmers with tension and intensity * Booktrust *
The burgeoning romance between the girl and the older, vulnerable man is beautifully and unsentimentally handled; this is a great novel for all those who like their history free of cliche, and who value human experience observed with non-judgmental clarity. * Teach Secondary *
A wealth of history is entwined with the story of one family and a seemingly impossible romance ... THAT BURNING SUMMER is a refreshingly different war story ... But it is Syson's beautifully developed characters that make the history come to life. * We Love This Book *
Lydia's book therefore touches on a very nervous time in Britain's history (...) Lydia tells a detailed story of how life was here in 1940 (based on much research and talking to local people) which weaves together history, romance, courage and coming-of-age in a charming but engrossing way * Ryenews.org.uk *
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