Age Range: Pre Teens
Period: Mid 20th C
8-year-old Dot lives with her mother Gloria in a East End boarding house just after the end of the war. Her father is in a military asylum. After her baby brother dies of pneumonia, she stays for a while in the country with Mrs Hollidaye. Returning to London she falls ill and goes to the country to convalesce. She finds it difficult to return to the city, but is encouraged by Mrs Hollidaye and finds the strength to stay when her father returns.
A hard-hitting story but with a positive ending
Tuesday 1st January 2002