When the War Came Home


Author: Lesley Parr

9781526621009 | PB | pp. 320 | 2022 | Bloomsbury

The First World War has ended, but it hasn’t gone away. When The War Came Home is a heartfelt moving tale for children about the resilience of human spirit.

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The First World War has ended, but it hasn’t gone away.
When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who are still battling the effects of war. Huw can’t forget the terrible things he’s seen, but Johnny doesn’t even remember who he is.

As Natty tries to keep a secret and unravel a mystery, she finds her own way to fight for what she believes in – and learns that some things should never be forgotten …

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Lesley Parr









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United Kingdom

About the Author

The author grew up in South Wales and now lives in England with her husband. She shares her time between writing stories, teaching at a primary school and tutoring adults. Apart from books, rugby union is her favourite thing in the world, especially if Wales is winning. She graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People. The Valley of Lost Secrets is her first novel. Read more about her at www.lesleyparr.com


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