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Whistling In The Dark

Whistling In The Dark

by Shirley Hughes and Katy Sobey
CD-Audio
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
RRP  $24.95 $23.25
In the hardship of war, everything is rationed - except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz.Liverpool, 1940: thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under threat from the Nazi's terrifying nightly air-raids. It is not an easy time to be a teenager, especially with the sweet rationing, strict curfews and blackouts. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the bombings intensify and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart.
ISBN:
9781486294145
9781486294145
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Publisher:
Walker Books/Bolinda audio
Weight:
0.5kg
Shirley Hughes

Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series.

Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series.

Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time.

Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and a CBE in 2017. She is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Katy Sobey

Katy grew up in Bristol and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 2011.

Her theatre appearances include Early Doors, King John, Hot Air, The Snow Queen, Flood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Letter to ‘That’s Life’, Product Displacement and The Taming of the Shrew.

Katy also appeared in BBC1's The Indian Doctor.

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