A Little Girl's War

Wendy Appleton flowerworld809@gmail.com 824678645819


1940s & '50s

Wendy Appleton

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Wendy ran home through the streets of Bexleyheath with the air-raid siren wailing, her little gas mask box bumping against her hip. Just as she reached her front gate a Spitfire spiralled out of the air and crashed into the school field at the road. You never forget a moment like that.


Biographical, Children's, Family, Memoir, Young Adult, War

Short Summary

Growing up in Bexleyheath in the Second World War, bombs, air-raid sirens and fear were all Wendy had ever known. Here through the eyes of a small child, we see family life on the Home Front in 1944 in its entirety - from bombed-out houses to burnt potato peelings, from maths lessons and classroom a

Until, tired and happy, we all went home to our beds. At last our lives could get back to normal, whatever that was! I had yet to find out what a normal life meant


Bexleyheath, Kent, Padiham, Lancashire UK

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Wendy

Age: 5

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Brian

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Thelma

Age: 11

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring, Empathetic, Insecure

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing UK

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available



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