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Whistling in the Dark

By Shirley Hughes

In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz.

Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joan’s home is under threat from the Nazi’s terrifying nightly air-raids. It is not an easy time to be a teenager, especially with the sweet rationing, strict curfews and blackouts. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the bombings intensify and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart…

  • A beautiful jacketed hardback.
  • Linked website with historical details about Britain during the Second World War, including period photographs, information about rationing and the Blitz, along with an interview with Shirley Hughes, extra illustrations, and much more.

About the author

Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Shirley lives in London.

ISBN: 9781406360295
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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