Not even the bombs that destroyed their city could break their spirit...Three generations of strong, determined women and the war that threatened to tear them apart.
In the backstreets of Liverpool, Eileen Watson lives with her mother, Nellie, daughter Mel and her three tear-away sons.
Life isn't great, but they have eachother, and family can get you through anything. Or...can it? Then, on the third day in September 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and their lives change forever.
The children have to be evacuated, but daughter Mel refuses to go, and so Eileen says goodbye to het mother and sons, moves away from the street they love and faces a future without most of the people in her precious family.
Thus begins a journey for them all. A journey filled with forbidden love, tragedy and the terrifying sounds of a city they love crumbling into craters left by the Luftwaffe.
Their lives will never be the same again ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 420 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 29/06/2011
- Category: Sagas
- ISBN: 9780330522243