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Summary

Bloomsbury presents When the War Came Home by Lesley Parr, read by Maya Grant.

A stirring historical adventure from the author of The Valley of Lost Secrets.

The First World War has ended, but it hasn’t gone away.

When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who are still battling the effects of war. Huw can’t forget the terrible things he’s seen, but Johnny doesn’t even remember who he is.

As Natty tries to keep a secret and unravel a mystery, she finds her own way to fight for what she believes in - and learns that some things should never be forgotten....

This mesmerising historical mystery includes an interactive clue so listeners can unravel the mystery alongside the characters.

©2022 Lesley Parr (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"A heartfelt, hopeful tale of the human spirit's incredible ability to recover." (Emma Carroll)

"This wonderful second novel firmly establishes Lesley as one of our finest writers of historical fiction. We should talk about her in the same way we talk about Hilary McKay, Emma Carroll & Tom Palmer.... I hope it reaches the wide audience that it truly deserves." (Phil Earle)

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Lovely story

Loved this story and it’s themes. It feels like there’s a lot of heart in it. The narration bought it to life really well. A great second book from Lesley.