Ruby in the Ruins

By Shirley Hughes

A classic picture book about family love, set in post-war London, from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes.

Ruby and Mum have lived through the terrifying London Blitz and are waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train, but when she falls in the ruins nearby, there’s only one person who she wants to rescue her.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406375893
  • Published: 05 Apr 2018
  • Price: £12.99
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  • Size: 270 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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'“Set in the aftermath of the London Blitz and VE Day, Hughes takes an evocative look at the ruins of post-war London and the conflicts impact on family life. The relationship between Ruby and her father, newly returned from war, is particularly poignant and well-drawn.”' The Bookseller

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