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    Available in PDF Format | Safe Harbour.pdf | English
    Marita Conlon-McKenna(Author)
Sophie and Hugh are left homeless when their house is bombed during the London Blitz. Their mother is seriously injured and their Dad is away fighting, so the children are sent to their grandfather in Ireland. Sophie is scared - they have never met grandfather but his letters cause such trouble in the house, and their Dad never speaks of him.



How will they live in a strange country, with a man who probably hates them - and will the family ever be together again?

Born in Dublin in 1956 and brought up in Goatstown, Marita went to school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mount Anville, later working in the family business, the bank, and a travel agency. In 1977 she married James McKenna and they have four children, Amanda, Laura, Fiona and James. They live in the Stillorgan area of Dublin.

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  • By Barney43 on 24 November 2011

    I was surprised not to see any previous reviews of this book on Amazon so here it goes. My 9 year old daughter was recently sick and I decided to go into a book shop to chose her a book. I chose this one from the 9+ readers section, it looked interesting and thought it would suit my daughters current reading interests perfectly (she's just finished The Boy in the Striped Pj's which she enjoyed very much and is learning about World War 2 in school). I guess its correct to say that although very confident, she can get a bit queasy at certain things. She was enjoying the read very much until she got to a pretty graphic description of injuries suffered to the mother of the main characters during a bombing raid. I read this myself and thought it was overly graphic and bound to cause distress to some younger readers. Having said that, the offending description is only a few lines long - I myself went onto finish the book and thought it was excellent.I suggest that if your younger readers are easily upset by some graphic detail, perhaps give this a miss until they are a bit older. Its possible it was bad judgement on the book shops behalf to place it in the 9+ section - there is no age guidance on the books back cover.

  • By Finn brady on 18 October 2014

    I thought it was heart crunching and exciting I would definitely recommend it to you it will be fun to read

  • By Fran on 2 March 2015

    I cannot write a review as I have not yet received it in my kindle. Hope this can be corrected.. Frances

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