A Child in Burracombe
by Lilian Harry
Editor: Orion Publishing Co
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Back to Burracombe in this charming and warm prequel to Lilian Harry Burracombe series and journey back where it all started.Devon, 1943In the village of Burracombe,’ Digging for Victory’ is more than just a slogan in wartime.While the young men are gone, everyone at home knows the war effort needs them alsoIf it is Girl’s Land in farms, wives and mothers having to do and repair, or villagers know how to stretch the rations of food for the bright minds, there is always something to do to help.When the Barton is requisitioned as a reception area for war orphans, all Burracombe gatherings turn to welcome its newcomers, especially few Maddy Simmons.Still shocked to lose her mother and her brother in the Plymouth blitz, and her father was killed at sea, now in cruel irony, Maddy was sent to another home for the children to her beloved sister.As Maddy explores the village and makes new friends, she begins to feel at home and realizes that Burracombe is the kind of place where you’ll always have someone to turn to, even when times are tough.Could it be somewhere, could she finally call homeThis touching story gives a different point of view for the village as it adapts to all the struggles of the war, and tells the story of a beloved character in the wonderful Burracombe of the series.
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