The Blitz Next Door
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Forced to leave everything in London behind, Pete is starting a new life in Clydebank. On the bright side: there's a real-life bomb shelter in his garden, and he makes a new best friend to share it with. He'd even be OK with the girl next door crying all the time -- except there is no house next doorâ¦
It seems Beth has returned from the Second World War for a reason. Can Pete help her to solve a mystery that has lain hidden since the Clydebank Blitz?
'The story unfolds naturally, with enough tension to maintain readers’ interest and enough credibility to carry the plot.'
'An author who never disappoints.'
-- The Independent
'Catherine Forde's novels have the emotional impact of a clenched fist to the stomach.'
'Eerie, exciting and emotional. I absolutely loved it.'
-- Andy Stanton, author
'There's drama and laughs, in fact everything you want in a book: delicious language, special characters and above all a story you won't forget.'
-- Graham Marks, author
'Another fantastically brilliant book by the fantastically brilliant Cathy Forde. The Blitz Next Door is simply perfect. Every word is a joy to read. No one writes like Cathy Forde -- she is, quite simply, the best.'
-- Kevin Brooks
'Blitz Next Door is not just about World War II and time travel, but about suffering, family, and friendship. It is sure to appeal to readers who are interested in quiet, emotional tales.'
-- Foreword Reviews
'A fascinating blend of realistic/historical fiction, fantasy and mystery. The way the author weaves her story makes even the supernatural parts almost believable. I can see this book being popular with my upper primary readers.'