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Fireweed (Paperback) Loot Price: R130
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Fireweed (Paperback)

Jill Paton Walsh

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A re-issue of a forgotten favourite, FIREWEED is an evocative and unflinching story of wartime survival for younger readers Bill is a fifteen-year-old runaway evacuee, and he's finding that surviving on the streets of London is pretty easy, thank you very much. He's fed by a local cafe owner, he earns some cash as a barrow-boy in Covent Garden, and sleeping in the Underground air-raid shelters is cosy - if a bit smelly. Things get more complicated for Bill with the arrival of Julie. She's a runaway too, and although she's a bit posh, she's just as determined as Bill to stay free of interfering parents and 'the social'. But although it's fun for a while to duck Jerry missiles and camp out in bombed-out houses, the reality of living through the Blitz quickly begins to set in. Winter is coming, and Bill and Julie will discover that playing at being grown-ups can be a very dangerous game.... First published in 1969, and winner of the 1970's Book World Festival Award, FIREWEED evokes a time of tin Spitfires, powdered eggs, warm woollen mittens and reading by firelight. Perfect for readers young and old, this book is a beautifully written classic, full of adventure, heroism and British wartime courage.

General

Imprint: Hot Key Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2013
Authors: Jill Paton Walsh
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 191
ISBN-13: 978-1-4714-0174-9
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Historical Fiction
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LSN: 1-4714-0174-X
Barcode: 9781471401749

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