The Blitz Next Door

By Cathy Forde

Format: Paperback

Pete's new house in Clydebank near Glasgow would be fine if it wasn't for the girl next door crying all the time. Except, there is no house next door. A vivid adventure story based on the Clydebank Blitz of 1941.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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Pete has never even heard of Clydebank in Scotland, but when his dad finds a new job at last, Pete finds himself leaving his home in London overnight. There are advantages to his new life, including a massive new bedroom and his first ever garden, complete with a real-life bomb shelter. He'd even be ok with the sound of the girl next door crying all the time -- except that there is no house next door...


Pete makes two new friends: Dunny, who knows all about the Second World War, and Beth, the girl next door who somehow seems to come from it. He slowly realises that Beth has returned from the 1940s for a reason. But does Pete have the courage to step into the past to solve a mystery that's over seventy years old?


Critically acclaimed children's author Cathy Forde presents a vivid adventure story based on the events of the Clydebank Blitz of 1941.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 16 Jul 2015
ISBN 9781782502036

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