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Gang Territory

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In the war-torn autumn of 1940, as Britain faces the imminent threat of invasion, a young lad, bombed out from a London orphanage, arrives in the English village of Widdlington to live with his pious spinster aunt. He hopes to find a peaceful haven, but instead becomes embroiled in conflict with local gangs of children. Each gang has its own territory, customs and taboos. There's also the school bully, nicknamed "The Slug" - The newcomer must either fight "The Slug" or submit to his tyranny. The young evacuee has already suffered from the air-raids in London. In Widdlington, he struggles to find acceptance, but his aunt is not the easiest person to live with. A sense of belonging may be within reach as he falls in love for the first time. Can this tender relationship survive gang turmoil and his aunt's opposition? This exciting and nostalgic story of conflict, relationships and young love is set against the backdrop of social change during the Second World War.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • SilverWood Books Ltd
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1906236895
  • 9781906236892

About Peter St. John

Peter St John is best known for his six "Gang" books about children's gangs during World II. These novels spring from adventures in an English village as an evacuee from the London Blitz. Two other novels draw on his career as a chartered engineer in aerospace research, as well as from experience within parliamentary and governmental organizations An occasional poem of his has been published. He lives in France where he is president of a cultural association.show more

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"Very few novels have the ability to captivate the heart and soul, as Peter St John has in his novel Gang Territory. This reader has been captivated, charmed, and fallen in love with a cast of characters that touch every aspect of the lives each of us live." Ginger Dawn Harman "Gang Territory was a pleasure to read - I was hooked from the first paragraph. This is a story that will delight boys of any age from 8 - 80! One of the few stories set in wartime Britain that I have actually enjoyed because it created a sense of reality. Gang Territory is about a real boy doing real things in a world that was real!" Helen Hollickshow more

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