Books by Robert Westall
Attitude: Take Care → Unobjectionable
Lord Gort, a cat is trying to find her owner, an RAF pilot.
A pleasant read for the most part; the action is seen either through the eyes of the cat, always couched in such terms as a cat would be expected to understand, or through those of the person to whom she's presently attached. The story is marred by the section concerning Sergeant Smith, who keeps a collection of pin-up girls, and the married woman who makes love to him on a hilltop.
Animal, Historical, War
Set in the mining town of Garmouth during WWII the story revolves around Chas McGill, who has the second best collection of war souvenirs in the town but desperately wants it to be the best.
Bertrand, a widower Cambridge professor with two daughters, has married Madeleine, a widow with a son.
Family, Magic, Time-Travel
Rose, mother of Timothy (13) and Jane, is holidaying with her children on the Nortolk coast, partly to get away from her too-efficient businessman husband.