Escape from the Blitz by Tony Bradman


Escape from the Blitz by Tony Bradman

I Was a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...Escape From The Blitz is the vividly imagined tale of young Betty as she is evacuated from her home in London to the home of the formidable Lady Florence Musgrave. Betty must get used to life in the country, but she's got a secret - a furry feline stowaway named Shadow who has found his way into her suitcase! Beautifully told, readers aged 7+ will love this charming and exciting first-hand account of the experiences of an evacuee.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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128 pages


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Publication date

7th May 2015



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