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Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018.

The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?

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Hilary McKay won The Guardian Children's Fiction Award for her first novel, The Exiles and its sequel, The Exiles At Home, was the winner of the prestigious Smarties Book Prize. Her success has continued with Saffy's Angel, which won the Children's Whitbread Prize and was selected for the inaugural Booked Up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short

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