Monday, 31 May 2010

Children's Audiobook

Finished May 28
Carrie's War by Nina Bawden, read by Zelah Clarke
Carrie and her younger brother Nick were evacuated from London to a small mining village during the Second World War. The two youngsters are billeted with kind Miss Evans and her stern brother, who owns a food shop. They also become friends with another evacuee, Albert Sandwich and frequent his billet home, Druid's Bottom, where Mr and Miss Evan's older sister lives. She is an invalid and is looked after by a capable and kindly housekeeper, Hepzibah Green. Also living there is a disabled man Johnny GoToBed, who speaks a language of his own.
Travelling back north with her children thirty years later, Carrie is compelled to return and is haunted by the awful thing she did, and the consequences she envisioned.
A great tale about perceptions and how things and people can be other than they seem.

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