Orphans of War

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Orphans of War
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  • 9781847563552
  • 9780008184070

What brings you together can tear you apart…

“Nothing would be safe in the world after this…”

It is 1940 and England is in the grip of the Blitz. As the bombs fall, the orphaned Maddy Belfield is evacuated to the Yorkshire Dales to live with her remaining relatives – those that haven’t been killed in the blast which destroyed her home.

But the war has a way of bringing people together, and Maddy soon finds a strong group of friends out in the Dales – friends who swear to stay together for life. When tragedy strikes, can their promises hold? Will their friendships stretch across the country? And can childhood games hide a bigger secret than anyone could have imagined?

ORPHANS OF WAR is a moving tale of love and loss that brings the terror of World War II back to life and shows how strong the bonds of friendship can truly be.

  • HarperCollins Publishers; May 2016
  • ISBN 9780008184070
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Orphans of War
  • Author: Leah Fleming
  • Imprint: Avon
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781847563552
  • 9780008184070

In The Press

Praise for Leah Fleming:

‘A beautiful, almost poetically-written tale of love and tragedy in the Yorkshire Dales mainly set during the Second World War. The characters are real flesh and blood and the reader shares their ups and downs with genuine empathy.’
Maureen Lee, bestselling author of Mother of Pearl.

‘An epic tale of hardship and tragedy straddling the Second World War.’
The Bookseller

‘A touching tale.’
Closer

‘An absolute joy to read , full of warmth, and colour and hope.’
Warwickshire Telegraph

‘A good read to curl up with.’
Lincolnshire Echo

“Being of an older generation – remembering playmates who were evacuated, some of whom preferred to stay in their new surroundings after the war, rather than return to the industrial Midlands – this book rang so true. There is humour tempered with sadness too. A really good, thought provoking read.”
Amazon reviewer

About The Author

Leah Fleming was born in Lancashire of Scottish parents, and is married with four grown-up children and five grandchildren. She usually writes full-time from a haunted farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales but is currently taking a gap year for grown-ups and living on the slopes of an olive grove in Crete.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781847563552
  • 9780008184070