St John, Peter
Have you ever been blamed for something you didn't do? Have you ever been caught up in a minor incident that grew into a major conflict? An orphan, evacuated from the World War II bombing of London, comes to live with his pious aunt in an English village. A bag of sweets is knocked out of his hand in the school playground. This trivial incident has devastating consequences. The villagers become increasingly quarrelsome. The tension reaches a climax at a fund-raising fete to buy a Spitfire aircraft. This ends in a riotous fight which causes the funds collected for the Spitfire to be last seen floating gently down the river in the twilight and a barrel. In the wake of this disaster will the villagers be able to resolve their differences? Although this book follows-on from the previous 'Gang Territory', it can stand as a complete story in its own right.
Publication date: 2014
OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:7655