When The War Came Home (Paperback)
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When The War Came Home (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 06/01/2022
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Waterstones Says

Boasting an interactive clue to help readers to solve the story's central mystery, the second novel from the author of former Children's Book of the Month The Valley of Lost Secrets finds Natty confronted with the shocking aftermath of war when she moves to a new village. 

A stirring historical adventure from the author of The Valley of Lost Secrets.

The First World War has ended, but it hasn't gone away. When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who are still battling the effects of war. Huw can't forget the terrible things he's seen, but Johnny doesn't even remember who he is.

As Natty tries to keep a secret and unravel a mystery, she finds her own way to fight for what she believes in - and learns that some things should never be forgotten...

This mesmerising historical mystery includes an interactive clue so readers can unravel the mystery alongside the characters.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526621009
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A heartfelt, hopeful tale of the human spirit's incredible ability to recover - Emma Carroll

An assured, thoughtful historical novel with a richly evoked post-war Welsh setting - Guardian

This wonderful second novel firmly establishes Lesley as one of our finest writers of historical fiction. We should talk about her in the same way we talk about Hilary McKay, Emma Carroll & Tom Palmer ... I hope it reaches the wide audience that it truly deserves - Phil Earle

A gentle story about the effects of war and standing up for what you believe in, When the War Came Home’s hopeful and resilient story is sure to resonate with readers no matter the age... a light-hearted yet deeply emotional read - Bookseller review

If you're looking for something to look forward to in the first month of 2022, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this novel to children and adults alike. It's another wonderful history lesson in a book with all the power and emotion we need to really unlock the past - Bookseller Review

This is highly atmospheric historical fiction, combining authentic detail with themes of class and social justice that still resonate today - Bookseller Book of the Month

With echoes of Carrie's War and Goodnight Mister Tom, Parr brings her own fresh voice to what already feels like a wartime classic. This story is quietly brutal and brilliantly heartfelt. I absolutely ADORED it. - Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse - Praise for THE VALLEY OF LOST SECRETS

Beautifully told ... This appealing book is about losses healed, lies uncovered, cruelty defeated and goodness rewarded - Children’s Book of the Week, The Sunday Times - Praise for THE VALLEY OF LOST SECRETS

Atmospheric, direct and gripping, with a superbly assured narrative voice, this book is woven through with powerful themes: grief, belonging and making peace with the past. - Guardian - Praise for THE VALLEY OF LOST SECRETS

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“Captivating”

World War I is over but the after-effects are still evident and when Natty moves to a new village, she meets two young men who are still adjusting to post-war life. Huw is finding it difficult to forget what he has... More

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“A gentle story of resilience”

A gentle story about the effects of war and standing up for what you believe in, WHEN THE WAR CAME HOME's hopeful and resilient story is sure to resonate with readers no matter the age.

What a delightfully sweet... More

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“Such an important book”

This book sensitively approaches very real post war problems like poverty, lost soldiers and ptsd. Based after the first World War we see Natty and Nerys fight for their friends and family who have been damaged in... More

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