HOLD TIGHT – A brand new story

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From the author of THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH, a brand new story

HOLD TIGHT
by Felicity Fair Thompson

A missing child somewhere out there in the darkness… no mother should have to wait alone. And what if…

In a race against time WPC Jane Velalley must use all her energy and wits and still hold tight to everything she loves and values most herself. Child Protection – it’s a tough job. Could you do it?

Published by WIGHT DIAMOND PRESS
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ISBN 9780953512331
PRICE: 8.99 AN ORIGINAL PAPERBACK
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First comment: Just finished the new book – what a cracker! I couldn’t put it down. Beautifully crafted and really perceptive descriptions.

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Churchill’s words

The Secret of Slapton Sands

Extract From The Kid on Slapton Beach
ISBN 978-0-9535123-2.4
Twelve year old Harry is one of three thousand people leaving the Devon coast, but why do they all have to go?

The wireless was on now and Harry could smell the cooked soup. He opened his bedroom door a crack. His little sister was fast asleep. His mother was curled up on the sofa by the wireless. He wondered if she might be crying. He wanted to go out there and sit beside her and listen with her like Daddy used to, so she wouldn’t be by herself. Instead he took the bowl of soup from the floor beside his door and pulled back inside. He sat on his bed eating it. It was warm and delicious and comforting. Afterwards he lay on the bed watching the shadows on the wall in the lamp light and looking at the photograph of his dad.
He could hear the hum of the wireless and Mr Churchill was saying:

We did not undertake this task because we had counted the cost, or because we had carefully measured the duration. We took it on because duty and honour called us to it, content to drive on until we have finished the job.

This book is beautiful. You can’t stop reading even though you don’t want it to end.  Actress June Brown – Dot Cotton in East Enders
Superb on so many levels. A wonderful book! Michelle Magorian, author of ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

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BBC Online News Devon

WW2 Survivors Tales of Covered Up Disaster – Claire Jones
Such an interesting on-line article about a British millionaire Kevin Wheatcroft planning to restore one of the German E-boats that attacked the rehearsal for D-Day Convoy off Slapton Sands – well worth reading!

The disaster of D-Day rehearsal Exercise Tiger at Slapton was one of the best-kept secrets of WW2.

THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH
Published by Wight Diamond Press
978-0-9535123-2-4
‘A jewel!’ says Actress June Brown – Dot Cotton in East Enders ‘A wonderful book!’ Michelle Magorian, author of ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

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20th December 1943

Imagine leaving home at Christmas with nowhere to go.

By 20th December back in 1943 three thousand people on the Devon coast had to leave their homes, their farms, their businesses, their lives – just pack up and go, and without knowing why.

THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH
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This book is beautiful. You can’t stop reading even though you don’t want it to end. I understood and cared about these people, families who reacted to a true historical event. I wanted to know what happened next. A jewel!
Actress June Brown – Dot Cotton in East Enders

Superb on so many levels… I couldn’t put it down. I can see the landscape, feel its texture, smell it. And I can see twelve year old Harry, and all those villagers and their struggles. It’s powerful. I found myself close to tears when I read it and smiling too. A wonderful book!
Michelle Magorian, author of ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

Secret Rehearsals for D-Day

The Secret rehearsals for D-Day – a new story…

THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH
Published by Wight Diamond Press
978-0-9535123-2-4

This book is beautiful. You can’t stop reading even though you don’t want it to end. The writing is sparse yet full of feeling without a trace of sentimentality. I understood and cared about these people. In this imaginative tale about families who reacted to a true historical event, I wanted to know what happened next. A jewel!
Actress June Brown – Dot Cotton in EastEnders

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D-Day

Remembering the 70th Anniversary of D-Day – a new story…

THE KID ON SLAPTON BEACH
Published by Wight Diamond Press
978-0-9535123-2-4

HAVE YOU READ IT?

Superb on so many levels… I couldn’t put it down. I can see the landscape, feel its texture, smell it. And I can see twelve year old Harry, and all those villagers and their struggles. It’s powerful. I found myself close to tears when I read it and smiling too. A wonderful book!
Michelle Magorian, author of ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’

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