The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall
  

The Kingdom by the Sea

Written by Robert Westall
Part of the Collins Modern Classics Series

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Guardian award-winning novel about courage, friendship and war. Reissued into the Essential Modern Classic list.

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Synopsis

The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall

When a bomb during an air raid destroys Harry's home and kills his family, he knows that he is all alone in the world and has only himself to rely on. Anxious that he will be sent to live with his fussy Cousin Elsie he goes on the run across the war-battered land of North East England, his only friend in his journey a stray dog that he meets on the beach. Will Harry ever find a place to call home again, or will he be on the run forever?

About the Author

Robert Westall

Robert Westall was born in Northumberland and went to school in Tynemouth. He studied fine art at Durham University and after he graduated he worked as an art teacher. Despite having two degrees in Fine Art, and majoring in Sculpture, Robert Westall spent his working life teaching art in secondary schools, and writing only in his spare time. He loved teaching and worked in Birmingham, Yorkshire and Cheshire as a head of department.

He has had around 40 books published and they vary from ghost stories to fantasy epics.

Robert Westall died in 1993.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
224 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Robert Westall
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Author's Website

www.robertwestall.com

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th May 2009

ISBN

9780007301416

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