China, 1941. With Japan’s declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent’s future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and fear.Ten-year-old Nancy Plummer has always felt safe at Chefoo School. Now the enemy, separated indefinitely from anxious parents, the children must turn to their teachers. But worse is to come when the pupils and teachers are sent to a distant internment camp. Inspired by true events, this is the unforgettable story of the life-changing bonds formed between a young girl and her teacher, in a remote corner of the Second World war.
THE COTTINGLEY SECRET
1917: When two young cousins, Frances and Elsie from Cottingley claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, the girls become a national sensation. One hundred years later: Olivia Kavanagh becomes fascinated by the story that mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realise how the fairy girls' lives intertwine with hers…