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    The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

    When her mother is killed in the Blitz, and her father’s ship goes down, Louisa Adair feels she has lost everything. The country she has called home since her family left Jamaica is not a friendly place for an orphaned girl with brown skin, and she badly needs money and a roof over her head. Finally she finds work looking after an old lady at a pub near an airfield in Scotland. There she meets Ellen, a driver for the RAF, and Jamie, a pilot – two other young people just as exhausted by the toll the war has taken on their loved ones, and just as desperate for a…

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    Hitler’s Angel – William Osborne

    “Dunkirk, France – 1 June 1940 – 3:06PM The boy’s lungs were burning and his eyes streaming with tears.  He had to get to England. It was now or never. The smoke was all around him, acrid cordite and sulphurous petrol. He kept on running, every breath a sharp stab in his chest.” In 1940 the boy makes it to England. He spends a year at a boarding school after one of his fathers friends takes him in. A girl around the same age is happy, going to school and helping the war by working on the “Blood Transfusion Service” after school. Both of them escaped Germany and sought safety…