THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH
Christmas 1943 – Twelve-year-old Harry is one of 3000 people forced to leave the coast in Devon as US troops move into the area. Secret rehearsals on Slapton Sands just weeks before the D-Day landings go badly wrong. But what if Harry has left his most treasured possession behind?
What if he goes back for it? What if, at the worst possible moment, he is The Kid on Slapton Beach?
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A missing child somewhere out there in the darkness… no mother should have to wait alone.
And in a race against time, young WPC Jane Velalley must use all her energy and wits and still hold tight to everything she loves and values most herself. Child Protection – it’s a tough job. Could you do it?
Eighteen, it’s a dangerous age when you have to cut your way into life.
Ballet isn’t an ordinary career for Elaine, more a magnificent obsession. Possessed by ambition, she sees everything she craves in the exquisite Beverley Soames. Watching, imitating, borrowing. To stalk in pursuit of an image. There’s no threat in that, is there?
Top 3 finalist in the Beryl Bainbridge Award:
Peoples Book Prize.
‘Hard edged, striking and truthful.’
‘A great gift for portraying the agonies and ecstasies of adolescence… a rare talent…’
Frederick E Smith
‘Wonderfully spiked with bitchiness.’
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GRANDPA’S DEAR OLD GIRL written by Felicity Fair Thompson and illustrated by Carolyn Pavey
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Now his lighthouse is being automated, what will Millie’s Grandpa do? But an automated lighthouse can’t remember how wild big storms can be…