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Octavia's War

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Author: Beryl Kingston

Genre: Women's Reads
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749007560
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 1st June 2009

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Price: £19.99

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It is 1936 and the headmistress at Roehampton Secondary School, pioneer and suffragette Octavia Smith, is steering her pupils towards success as her exemplary girls’ school moves from strength to strength. But as Europe rumbles towards war, Octavia’s drive to change the world burns as bright as ever and she finds herself caught up in covert plans to rescue Jewish families from the Nazi advance in mainland Europe.

Meanwhile, talk of an evacuation of schoolchildren is increasing and Octavia will have to uproot if she wants to continue her students’ education. Furthermore, Octavia’s prize student Lizzie has quite an interesting father – Octavia’s old flame Tommy Meriton is back on the scene, and once again Octavia finds herself torn between love and duty…

As a new World War strikes closer and closer to home, bringing challenges and tragedies along the way, Octavia’s war is only just beginning.


 

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'The story is told more than shown and is comfortable and predictable, but that is saga style. All those well-researched tiny details of ‘fighting’ on the home front make this a novel I would particularly recommend for history students as well as saga fans.'Historical Novels Review

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