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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....

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ISBN/EAN 9781471401749
Author Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher Bonnier
Imprint Hot Key Books
Publication date 1 Aug 2013
Format Paperback
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Fireweed (Historic Fiction)

Perfect for readers young and old, this book is a beautifully written classic, full of adventure, heroism and wartime courage.

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