Blue Skies and Gunfire
By (author) K. M. Peyton
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Blue Skies and Gunfire by K. M. Peyton
Book DescriptionWhen Josie is evacuated to her aunt and uncle's farm in Essex, she meets and falls in love with seventeen year old Jumbo, a happy-go-lucky optimistic young man who doesn't let his disability interrupt a life full of fun. Their relationship takes off, despite the difficulties of the war, which interrupts their idyll from time to time with stories of tragedy and death. But when Josie meets Chris, Jumbo's heroic fighter pilot brother, she experiences feelings that are out of control and dangerous; is this what real love feels like? She is torn between the two young men - one who is steady and loving, the other wayward and challenging. Yet it may not be her choice to make, as the German attack on England becomes more and more dangerous...Set against the backdrop of the second world war, where people diced with life and death every day, this is a wonderfully moving story of love, passion and tragedy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862301573
(197mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author K. M. Peyton
Wild Lily, Paperback (February 2017)
This book follows the blossoming of a young girl called Lily living in 1920s rural England. Born into poverty, she befriends and falls in love with the young lord of the manor and wildly follows him into the skies.
Marion's Angels, Paperback (April 2015)
People come from all over the world to visit Marion's village, and to see the beautiful fifteenth century church, adorned with exquisitely carved angels. Marion, always an outsider, almost feels she knows the angels; and when the church is threatened with demolition, she is desperate to save them.
Team, Paperback (March 2015)
Ruth has outgrown her beloved pony, Fly. She needs to find a good home for Fly, and a new pony for herself. She knows the sad, shabby chestnut she sees at the local auction isn't right for her - but she's determined to make him hers.
Flambards in Summer, Paperback (March 2015)» View all books by K. M. Peyton
When Christina returns to Flambards in 1916, she finds the estate overgrown, deserted, and desolate. With the First World War well underway and all the men absent, she vows to return the manor house to its former glory. But when a familiar face appears at her door one day, all her plans are thrown into confusion ...
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Author Biography - K. M. Peyton
THERE ARE VERY FEW BORN STORY-TELLERS. K.M. PEYTON IS ONE OF THEM' The Times Kathleen M Peyton is a top-selling author of more than thirty novels, the best-known of which is FLAMBARDS which, with its sequels, was made into a TV serial. She lives in Essex with her husband.
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