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Faraway Home free pdf In 1938, Nazi troops march into Vienna. Karl and his sister Rosa, young Jews who escape the Nazi terror on a Kindertransport, are forced to leave their family behind. After frightening experiences and a harrowing journey, they find a haven at a refugee farm at Millisle, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Here in this strange and remote place, life is very different for them. They meet Judy, a reluctant volunteer from Dublin, and Peewee Crawford and his family, evacuees from Belfast's Shankill. On the farm, these young people from different religions, cultures and backgrounds, gradually come to understand each other and appreciate each others problems. Judy learns that not everyone has a childhood of peace and security. Peewee finds friendship across a divide. And Karl and the other children learn the hard lesson of what it is to be a refugee. The devastating Belfast Blitz of 1941 provides the climax to this story which is based on true events.

About Marilyn Taylor

Marilyn Taylor was born and educated in England, and has an economics degree from London University. She was a school librarian in a Dublin secondary school for 16 years and a college librarian. Her first novels for young adults were the Jackie and Kev trilogy, Could This Be Love, I Wondered? (1994), Could I Love a Stranger? and Call Yourself a Friend?. Faraway Home was a new departure for Marilyn, having a strong historical basis and being set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. It won the prestigious Bisto Book of the Year Award and was followed by 17 Martin Street, set in Dublin during The Emergency (as the Second World War was knows in Ireland). Both have been hugely popular with schools throughout Ireland and beyond.

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Author : Marilyn Taylor
Publisher : O'Brien Press Ltd
Data Published : 07 October 1999
ISBN : 0862786436
EAN : 9780862786434
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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