Whistling in the Dark

By Shirley Hughes

In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. Second novel from Shirley Hughes, set in Britain in WWII

From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling World War Two wartime adventure for readers aged 10+ set during the Liverpool Blitz. In the hardship of war, everything is rationed – except true friendship. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the Blitz intensifies and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart… Check out the website for the historical background to the story: www.whistlinginthedarkbook.com.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406365696
  • Published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Price: £6.99
  •  
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 240

More to explore...

  • All-Around-Me
  • Angel-on-the-Roof
  • Father-s-Day
  • Ruby-in-the-Ruins
  • Snow-in-the-Garden-A-First-Book-of-Christmas

More books for age 9+

  • Nevertell
  • The-Ghouls-of-Howlfair
  • Greek-Myths-and-Mazes
  • The-Turnkey-of-Highgate-Cemetery
  • Between-Worlds-Folktales-of-Britain-Ireland
  • Alex-Rider-The-Complete-Missions-1-11

Customer reviews

Reviews

'Her second wartime novel, set in the strict curfews and blackouts of the Liverpool Blitz. Hero on a Bicycle was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. Fiona Noble The Bookseller' The Bookseller

'Whistling in the Dark is a clear, well-plotted depiction of domestic life in Liverpool during the Second World War. It adds to the genre […] and gives further insight into the daily battles faced by civilian families under fire in Liverpool.' IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller

Write your own review

By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. If you are under 16, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting or ask your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf.

Paperback
£6.99

Buy

Find a local retailer:

  • Awards:

Also available in:

Ebook
Hardback

Recently viewed