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Operation Dynamo

Jean Daish

Operation Dynamo is the sequel to Operation Pied Piper, which covered the events involving four evacuees at the start of World War II.


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ISBN : 978-1-84897-747-1
Published : 29/09/2016
Pages : 142
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


Jean Daish

Jean Daish was born in Leeds and is the wife of a Royal Air Force Officer. Along with son Andrew and daughter Susannah, the family became used to moving throughout Great Britain and overseas. Cornwall was home for several years. Inspired by the birth of her first of four grandchildren sixteen years ago, Jean attended a writing course and began writing short stories, articles and poetry for children.

Operation Pied Piper is her first book. Following twenty-seven house moves during their time with the RAF, Jean and her husband are now settled in Buckinghamshire.

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Operation Dynamo is the sequel to Operation Pied Piper, which covered the events involving four evacuees at the start of World War II.

Operation Dynamo is set in the summer of 1940. Polly, aged ten is going on eleven, sensible and mature for her age. Her friend Vera, a year younger, and brothers Jack and Billy have been cared for by Denzil and Ma Trewithen with great kindness since their arrival in Padstow in Cornwall from Leeds in Yorkshire in September 1939.

Their adventures - and occasional scrapes - have a charm and innocence which will appeal to young readers, curious about the circumstance and privations of the time, which their grandparents and great-grandparents would have been quite used to.

A rather curious French boy, Henri, appears, who, though badly wounded, has escaped from Dunkirk, and there is an unexpected and touching reunion...

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