The Evacuee Christmas

The Evacuee Christmas A heart warming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two Autumn and London prepares to evacuate its young In No Jubilee Street Bermondsey ten year old Connie

  • Title: The Evacuee Christmas
  • Author: Katie King
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  • Page: 467
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  • A heart warming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young In No 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, ten year old Connie is determined to show her parents that she s a brave girl and can look after her twin brother, Jessie She won t cry, not while anyone s watching.In the crisp YorkshireA heart warming story of friendship and family during the first Christmas of World War Two.Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young In No 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, ten year old Connie is determined to show her parents that she s a brave girl and can look after her twin brother, Jessie She won t cry, not while anyone s watching.In the crisp Yorkshire Dales, Connie and Jessie are billeted to a rambling vicarage Kindly but chaotic, Reverend Braithwaite is determined to keep his London charges on the straight and narrow, but the twins soon find adventures of their own As autumn turns to winter, Connie s dearest wish is that war will end and they will be home for Christmas But this Christmas Eve there will be an unexpected arrival
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    1. I feel bad giving this a 2 star rating but that means it was ok as opposed to 3 stars liked it , but really that is all I can say about it with hindsight I should have learned about it before choosing to read as it just didn t suit me.The story centres on sister and brother twins, Connie and Jessie, who are evacuated at the start of the Second World War from Bermondsey Docks in East London Along with their pregnant aunt Peggy they are billeted with a Vicar and his wife in the country I really s [...]


    2. I love books set around the war years and this was a lovely story about London children being evacuated to Harrogate I could feel the tension as the children were waiting to be chosen and felt so pleased when the twins were taken to the local vicarage with a lovely couple Their aunt who was expecting was also chosen to stay there.I loved the friendships and squabbles and the life lessons learnt whilst the children were there It must have been a very scary time for some of the children and you wa [...]


    3. This short tale follows the fortunes of a Bermondsey London, family as evacuation is ordered in 1939 We see two children, their mother anxiously making preparations such as sewing labels onto clothing as ordered and trying to assemble the government required list of goods And their aunt, ordered to leave because she is pregnant, trying to make the best of it They show us the hustle and bustle of preparations and journey, heading to Yorkshire where the people have been literally forced to take th [...]


    4. I think there is a general misconception about the evacuations during the war, and King does go into that in the book There seems to be this overall consensus that the majority of people or people in general were happy to accommodate complete strangers for there country A sense of community spirit throughout the entire country, when in fact the opposite was the truth Evacuation was forced upon both those being evacuated and those taking them in, obviously there were exceptions to the rule.The go [...]


    5. Culture clashes, and adjusting to a new way of life as inner city London children are evacuated to Harrogate during in 1939.The characters are well created, and the descriptions of life on Jubilee Street in Bermondsey are atmospheric as the realities of life in war time set in Similarly, the descriptions of Harrogate are engaging and well created, and you do get a feel for the setting, and can imagine the idea of being uprooted from everything you ve ever known, and suddenly being placed in a co [...]


    6. A charming tale of family, friendship and making doThis is the perfect read for a snowy afternoon A lovely tale about two children who have to be evacuated to the countryside during the Second World War London has become too dangerous as the bombing campaign escalates and, against their will, the Ross twins are packed up and sent away Luckily their pregnant aunt, Peggy, gets to accompany them.I had no idea that the government forced people to take in evacuees and that folks got to pick and choos [...]


    7. Thus is a really lovely story, very evocative of time and place The east London children are forced into evacuation, because it is thought that the Docklands could be in serious danger of bombing, and you see the worries and fears from all sides, the parents worrying whether their children will be looked after, or that they will forget home, the children scared of the unknown, their hosts often not happy about accepting children as they would get money by accepting an adult Jessie and Connie ar [...]


    8. Twins Connie and Jessie live with their parents Barbara and Ted at Number 5 Jubilee Street in Bermondsey, South East London, and are quite a close knit family With War looming, the family face a tough decision do they stick together during the bombing, or do they split up for safety reasons Ten year old Connie is determined to prove to her parents that she can look after her quieter brother Jessie.They get shipped off to Harrogate in Yorkshire with their pregnant Aunt Peggy and are billeted with [...]


    9. This is the first book by Katie King that I have read, but I settled in to it as though I already knew her writing style It may have been the first, but I can safely say it won t be my last I really enjoyed this book and it was a tough decision to give it 4 stars rather than 5 but I was quite disappointed, given the title, to find that Christmas day begins at midnight on the very last page I wasn t expecting the whole book to be set at Christmas but I did think that there would at least be a few [...]


    10. A timely reminder of how primitive maternal medicine was in the 1940s and how costly before the NHS, and thus we have the reluctance to seek medical help even when clearly necessary.I loved the fact that both sides the Yorkshire people and the Londoners thought that the other was speaking a foreign language Such broad dialects have now largely disappeared and you rarely hear a true Cockney, let alone broad Yorkshire with its old English Viking words being used.Funnily enough, I have kust read an [...]


    11. Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young In No 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, ten year old Connie is determined to show her parents that she s a brave girl and can look after her twin brother, Jessie She won t cry, not while anyone s watching.In the crisp Yorkshire Dales, Connie and Jessie are billeted to a rambling vicarage Kindly but chaotic, Reverend Braithwaite is determined to keep his London charges on the straight and narrow, but the twins soon find adventures of their own As [...]


    12. Autumn 1939 and London prepares to evacuate its young In No 5 Jubilee Street, Bermondsey, ten year old Connie is determined to show her parents that she s a brave girl and can look after her twin brother, Jessie She won t cry, not while anyone s watching.In the crisp Yorkshire Dales, Connie and Jessie are billeted to a rambling vicarage Kindly but chaotic, Reverend Braithwaite is determined to keep his London charges on the straight and narrow, but the twins soon find adventures of their own As [...]


    13. I really wanted to like this It ticked all the boxes for me when I read the blurb and I was feeling in a festive mood and thought it might be good to read something seasonal I however struggled with this book right up to page 140 when I threw in the towel and gave up It is not that it is badly written but it is slow, and not in a slow building up way It was painfully slow It was lacking in any sort of emotional depth for me and left the characters firmly on the page with no connection to them wh [...]


    14. I received a copy of this book for free through a giveaway at.If you ignore the blurb, this is an okay story There s a few quirks is Aiden s older brother called William or Kelvin for example , some dodgy punctuation, a missing word into or in hospital , and a couple of really badly constructed sentences that could have used some jiggling.But, the blurb issue On reading, it sounds like Connie and Jessie are going to be the main focus of the story They re not by any means We don t even get to wit [...]


    15. I loved this book ,I found it a heart warming story.It told the story of the early days of WW11 when East London children were evacuated for their own safety and were sent many miles away which tore their families apart.It must have been so hard for the children and their Families but Connie and Jessie got lucky and were billeted to a vicarage in Yorkshire with a kindly Vicar and his wife.The East End London children and the Yorkshire children found it hard to understand each others accent at fi [...]


    16. This is a fairly enjoyable book to read I liked the early sections in the East End of London as the war is breaking out Unlike many other books about evacuee children, this starts with the emotional turmoil from the perspective of the parents.There are some amusing sections, like the sing song as a way of bridging the language barrier between the London and Yorkshire dialects.The story is told in a cosy and chatty way I felt that the ending was somewhat abrupt, although it does reflect the title [...]


    17. Growing up in the backstreets of London Connie and Jessie are twins Connie is the outgoing one and is determined to prove to her parents that she can look after her quieter brother Jessie With war looming though their parents decide to send them to Harrogate in YorkshireThey are based with the vicar and his wife and their son Tommy and soon the twins find that living there is very different to living in London and Connie is sure that they will be back there for Christmas A good story with likea [...]


    18. I have become a fan of books set in either war over the last few years, so snapped this up when I saw it on offer on Kindle The story follows the twins Connie and Jessie but also provides a wider insight into what evacuation was like on both sides We learn about host families and the less than pleasant experience some evacuees faced My only niggle is the book was deliberately written with a sequel in mind so now have to wait until Summer 2018 to find out what happens next


    19. A very interesting Wartime story, on how the Evacuees were moved from London to Yorkshire They were not received very well by the local children at first, but in the end they seemed to settle their differences, helped by the visiting mum of Connie and Jessie It s not only the Evacuee children but their Auntie Peggy who also helps to make the read interest Hopefully, there may be a follow up to this enjoyable story.


    20. Brilliant story.The story was very uplifting as it just the sort off things went on in times of war Although I find it sad about children being separated from there parents but they billeted to a lovely family who really did care for them and they made new friends Enjoyed this book lots.


    21. I bought this as part of the Christmas collection for MB and I m confused with how this is a MB book Its not their usualIts a 3 star because I m just not that into it, it wasn t what I was looking for so giving it lower seems unfair but it isn t my sort of thing anyway so I can t give it higher either.


    22. I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.This is a very easy read giving a great feel for the early days of WWII and how it tore families apart with the evacuation of London.Smashing story.


    23. A very realistic look into how the goverment made people who had spare rooms mostly because of men away fighting or just spare rooms take in evecuee s and wjhaty happened to them and how everyones life changed


    24. A good descriptive history of life in World War II, must of have done a lot of research.The storyline a bit slow due to all the description, took me a while to get into the book but an enjoyable read and would make a good Christmas film


    25. The evacuees ChristmasThis story has given me many characters that came to life I have cried, laughed and smiled with them I am now looking forward to Katies next book This is a fantastic story and I have loved every page A must read book.


    26. Brilliant book loved it Definately tell my friends another great author will be looking for of your books JaneBrilliant amazing read absolutely loved it another great author my friends will be happy to read such a great book x


    27. this is what it is a sweet story about evacuees inWW II nothing wrong with it nothing to mark it out above the rest


    28. Interesting Really enjoyed reading this book took me a little while to get into but it was really good and now can t wait for July till the next one it out



    29. I loved this book, I found it a very heart warming story It told the story of the early days of WWII when children from London s East End were evacuated for their own safety and sent many miles away from their families and all that was familiar to them Connie and Jessie were lucky, they were billeted with their pregnant Aunt to a vicarage in Yorkshire with a kindly Vicar and his wife The London children and the Yorkshire children found it hard to understand each others accent at first and they h [...]


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