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Room for a Stranger

By Ann Turnbull

A new arrival quickly becomes a rival, with potentially tragic consequences, in this evocative wartime novel.

When her older sisters leave home, Doreen gets a room of her own – at last! But it’s 1941, the cities are threatened by Nazi air raids and, to Doreen's dismay, Mum has decided to take in an evacuee. Rhoda Kelly is a year older than Doreen, has a boyfriend in the Army and, worse still, is a talented singer. Forced to share a room – and the limelight – tensions grow between the two girls, erupting finally into bitter conflict … with potentially tragic consequences.

  • The third and final story in the Pigeon Summer trilogy, following the fortunes of the Dyer family before and during World War II.
  • "The sharply drawn wartime poverty will thrill readers of nine and up." - The Times
  • "A lovely book for ten year olds plus." - The Sunday Telegraph

About the author

Ann Turnbull has always loved reading and knew from the age of ten that she wanted to be a writer. Her numerous books for young readers include Pigeon Summer, No Friend of Mine, Alice in Love and War, as well as her Quaker trilogy – No Shame, No Fear (shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award and Whitbread Award) Forged in the Fire and Seeking Eden. For younger children, she has also written Greek Myths, illustrated by Sarah Young. Ann lives in Madeley, near Telford, Shropshire. Visit her website at www.annturnbull.com.

ISBN: 9781406331059
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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