The Kid on Slapton Beach
War is hard enough when your dad is missing in action, and even harder when you have to leave
everything you know and love. It is Christmas 1943 and twelve-year-old Harry is one of three thousand people forced to leave the coast in Devon, as US troops move into the area, planning secret D-Day rehearsals on Slapton Sands.
But what if Harry leaves his most treasured possession behind? What if he goes back? What if he is on that beach at the worst possible moment?
I couldn’t put it down…it’s superb on so many levels… A wonderful book
Michelle Magorian Author of Goodnight Mister Tom
New! Hold Tight – by Felicity Fair Thompson
A missing child somewhere out there in the darkness… no mother should have to wait alone. And what if… 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?
CUTTING IN – By Felicity Fair Thompson
Eighteen, it’s a dangerous age, when you have to cut your way into life.
Mirrors, a piano. Erotic reflections, practice, ritual. To stalk in pursuit of an image. Not an ordinary career, more a magnificent obsession. And Elaine, possessed by ambition, sees everything she craves in the exquisite Beverley Soames – success and more… There’s no threat in that, surely?
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.
‘A great gift for portraying the agonies and ecstasies of adolescence… a rare talent…’ Frederick E Smith