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    Cross My Heart – Carmen Reid

    “10th May 1940 Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the terrible news.  I was in class. My teacher, Monsieur Durance, was trying to tell us about William Shakespeare but no one could concentrate. We were all straining to see out of the high windows because people were running into the schoolyard, shouting, even crying.  ‘Let the children out! We want our children!’ ‘The Nazis are coming!'” Fifteen year old Nicole is in turmoil. The Nazis have invaded Brussels and her father has been taken. Things carry on mostly as normal, she goes to school, goes home, and meets up with friends. Yet things are far from normal with…