A new arrival quickly becomes a rival, with potentially tragic consequences, in this evocative wartime novel.
When her older sisters leave home, Doreen gets a room of her own - at last! But it's 1941, the cities are threatened by Nazi air raids and, to Doreen's dismay, Mum has decided to take in an evacuee. Rhoda Kelly is a year older than Doreen, has a boyfriend in the Army and, worse still, is a talented singer. Forced to share a room - and the limelight - tensions grow between the two girls, erupting finally into bitter conflict ... with potentially tragic consequences.
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Ann Turnbull has always loved reading and knew from the age of ten that she wanted to be a writer. Her numerous books for young readers include Pigeon Summer, Room for a Stranger, Alice in Love and War, as well as her Quaker trilogy - No Shame, No Fear (shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award and Whitbread Award) Forged in the Fire and Seeking EdeMore about Ann Turnbull