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Bright Day, Dark Night : The Adams Family Defiant - Escaping from Blitz-Torn London - Mary Jane Staples

Bright Day, Dark Night

The Adams Family Defiant - Escaping from Blitz-Torn London


Published: 15th October 1999
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It is summer, 1941, and the country is still at war.

In the Devon village of Ashleigh, however, evacuees from the London blitz are living in an atmosphere of rural peacefulness, although Daisy Ricketts of Bermondsey isn't sure if she'll ever get on with carping Mrs Mumford, the subject of whispers because of her husband's mysterious disappearance.

David, the elder son of Tommy and Vi Adams, meets Kate Trimble, a cockney girl from Camberwell who has just arrived in Ashleigh with her aunt. Kate is imaginative and precocious, while David is happy-go-lucky, and as the war is directly affecting the lives of so many other members of the Adams family, Kate and David establish a friendship in the summer sunshine of Devon.

But as their friendship develops some exciting undercurrents, an incident occurs which brings home to them the darker intrigues of wartime and provides a devastating shock to everyone.

About the Author

Mary Jane Staples was born and brought up in the Walworth area of South London. She now lives in Surrey and is the author of over twenty novels about cockney life, many of which feature the well-loved Adams family.


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one of the Adams Family that was missing from my collection


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  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written


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    ISBN: 9780552147088
    ISBN-10: 0552147087
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 415
    Published: 15th October 1999
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6  x 2.9
    Weight (kg): 0.32