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Safe Harbour by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Reviewed by the Shannon Library Children's Book Club

Some children found that the story was slow to start but having read it everyone agreed it was a good story.
Safe Harbour tells the story of the young lives of Sophie and Hugh during the Second World War. After their mother is injured they are evacuated to Ireland to live with their grandfather, who they hardly even know.
Living with their grandfather provides the answers to questions Sophie could never ask of her parents but which nevertheless always played on her mind. Questions such as why Grandfather was never spoken about in her family home in England.
Various incidents in the children's daily lives provide them with a greater understanding of their grandfather.

Favourite Parts of the Story
Hugh's discovery of Grandfather's artificial leg collection.
Sophie's shopping trip with her grand aunts.