A favourite with saga fans, Victor's novels have gained him an army of readers all over the world
The new wartime saga from the hugely popular Victor Pemberton is 'History with a heart on its sleeve' Northern Echo
It's 1939 when Hannah and Louie Adams wave goodbye to their mother and home in Holloway, leaving for the safety of the Hertfordshire countryside. The girls try to settle in with their new foster-parents, but the Bullocks are stern people, and when they send the homesick Louie to another family, the Beedles, Hannah is devastated. At least Louie is happy with the Beedles, whilst Hannah befriends their son Sam. But as the Bullocks become more unbearable, Hannah decides there's only one way out - she must walk back to Blitz-torn Islington. Thirty-six hours later, a cold, weary and frightened girl arrives home to a shocking sight...
Victor Pemberton was the well-loved author of fourteen novels set in London. His first novel Our Family began as a radio play he wrote of the same name inspired by his own upbringing. Victor was also a successful radio playwright and TV producer, who worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith. He had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC's 'Dr Who' series. He also worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award. Victor Pemberton passed away in 2017.