Anne Crofton Dearle

My new book, ‘Penny’s War’ has a huge following on Twitter. I am simply amazed at how many people are following it – nearly 1500! It is really written for children who are studying WW2 at school, but will also be of interest to adults who, like me, were wartime children.
The story takes place in Heptonstall, a little village in Yorkshire, where a young brother and sister are sent as evacuees. This is autobiographical as like these two, I also was an evacuee in Heptonstall. I was not, however, billeted on a couple of German spies like the children in the story!
As well as the story I have included information about wartime issues such as British Restaurants and rationing as well as the school leaving age in the 1940s etc. Things that may interest, and perhaps surprise, children studying the subject.
‘Penny’s War’ is a limited edition published…

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