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Friday, 21 September 2018

The Only Blue Door by Joan Fallon


The Only Blue Door

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



It is September 1940, Maggie and her young siblings, Grace and Billy, are living in the East End of London. Their father has been killed at Dunkirk and their mother is in hospital having her fourth child, while the children stay with a neighbour. In one of the worst bombing raids of the war their home is destroyed and the neighbour is killed. Bewildered and frightened, the children wander the streets until they are taken in by some nuns. But their problems are not over; no-one can trace their mother and, labelled as orphans, they are sent as child migrants to Australia.
Homesick and heart-broken when Billy is separated from his sisters and suffering the loneliness of life in a cold and unfeeling orphanage, Maggie tries to make a new life for herself.
Although she is thousands of miles from home she is convinced that her mother is still alive and is determined to reunite her family.

Genre:  Historical
Approx pages:  428


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