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A World Between Us

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LoveReading4Kids Says

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Highly Commended for the Branford Boase Award 2013 and Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

Packed full of passion – both political and of all other kinds – this is a harrowing, thrilling and romantic account of the Spanish Civil War and the lives of three young volunteers who sign up to fight in it. In a chance encounter in Cable Street at the time of anti-fascist demonstrations, Felix, training to be a nurse and desperate to break away from her conventional background, meets Nat, already a young communist ready to fight for the cause. They re-meet in Spain, both fighting against the fascists. Following Felix, George, her conventional suitor, also travels to Spain where he too converts to the cause. The courageous decisions the three have to make; their bravery and their love make a strong thread through the fast paced action.

CLICK HERE to download a fact sheet about the inspriation behind the writing of A World Between Us.

The Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children - for the seven shortlisted titles please click here.

Lydia Syson and her editor Sarah Odedina were Highly Commended for A World Between Us by the Branford Boase Judges. This is the first time since 2004 that a book has been highlighted in this way, and proof of the strength and depth of the 2013 shortlist.


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