A Long Way Home
The road to happiness is never easy…
By Victor Pemberton
In A Long Way Home, Victor Pemberton explores the devastation of the Second World War through the eyes of two young evacuees.
One world war. Two evacuees. A shocking secret.
Victor Pemberton writes a heartrending story of evacuation in his evocative saga, A Long Way Home. Perfect for fans of Harry Bowling and Sheila Newberry.
It's 1939 when Hannah and Louie Adams wave goodbye to their mother and home in Holloway, leaving for the safety of the Hertfordshire countryside. The girls try to settle in with their new foster-parents, but the Bullocks are stern people, and when they send the homesick Louie to another family, the Beedles, Hannah is devastated. She decides there's only one way out - she must walk back to Blitz-torn Islington. Thirty-six hours later, a cold, weary and frightened girl arrives home to a shocking sight...
What readers are saying about A Long Way Home:
'A good story to curl up with'
'Just could not put it down'
'Victor Pemberton's books are excellent - five stars'
Victor Pemberton is a successful radio playwright and TV producer, and has worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith, had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC`s `Dr Who` series. In recent years he has worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award.
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24 May 2012
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Praise for Victor Pemberton: Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters — Coventry Evening Telegraph
A warm, poignant story — Plymouth Evening Herald
An evocative tale — Northern Echo
[Pemberton] knows how to please his waiting audience — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Heart-warming saga of working class life — Manchester Evening News
With so many novels using a war-time setting, it takes a special writer to ensure that his book stands out from the throng. Victor Pemberton is such a writer — Barry Forshaw