For those who know me, I love a good London based story, especially when it’s based around real historical events.
Also I love a strong female lead and Daisy in this book doesn’t disappoint.
Mum and Dad were both East Enders who were born on the famous or should I say the then infamous Isle of Dogs. Their family were immigrants who travelled to the UK from Ireland and France, while others emigrated to America.
As a child I would listen to the adults spinning their colourful stories, as my cousins and I drank pop under the table.
I know the seeds of all my stories come from those far off times that feel like only yesterday. So I would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to all my family and ancestors wherever you are now … UK, Ireland, France or America, as you’ve handed down to me the magic and love of story telling.
Poor Daisy, she’s only 9yrs old and has to grow up so fast! She quickly learns that the adults around her are not so trust-worthy and she has to look out for herself and her younger siblings during the upheaval of moving from the countryside to the city and then being evacuated again during the war.
It’s a good book, that covers the themes of family, love, trust and loyalty and the escalation of World War 2 from a child’s perspective.
Definitely worth a read!
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