The Skylarks' War

The Skylarks' War

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4.23 (2,491 ratings by Goodreads)

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Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer.

When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134 x 28mm | 156g
  • Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1529015596
  • 9781529015591

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'This is McKay at her finest, all the heart and warmth of the Casson family books - with a touch of the Cazalets. It's both a thrilling family adventure and a truthful, heart-breaking examination of the impact of war ... [an] exceptional historical novel.' -- The Bookseller 'Winning as ever, with an overall Secret Garden feel.' -- Kirkus Reviews
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About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay is a critically acclaimed British writer of children's books. For her first novel, The Exiles, she won the 1992 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers. She has also won the Whitbread (now the Costa) Award for Saffy's Angel. Katherine Press is an English actor and producer, best known for playing Hannah in Stephen Poliakoff's 2013 BBC series Dancing on the Edge. Katherine trained as a dancer at Central School of Ballet, before attending the University of Cambridge. She has appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, Closed Circuit and A Bad Penny, and done voice work for BBC Radio 4, BBC Classic Stories and narrated the Costa Children's Book Award-winning The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay.
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2,491 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 46% (1,142)
4 37% (915)
3 13% (330)
2 3% (81)
1 1% (23)
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