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Almost a Hero

(2014)
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Billie Challinor's mother dies during an air raid, but the child grows up confident that in her jazz musician father, Chas, she has the best dad in the world. They seek refuge from the London Blitz by moving to Leeds, where kindly landlady Liz Morris befriends them: the scarred, wisecracking man who isn't afraid to overstep the mark if the cause is a good one and his clever and resilient little girl.

Billie needs every ounce of courage she possesses when her father joins the army just before the D-Day landings and fails to return. Though Liz is happy to raise the child as her own, Billie is claimed by her Uncle Cedric, an outwardly respectable and prosperous solicitor. But he is also a ruthless criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to secure the fortune to which Billie is sole heiress.

Confident of his superior strength and cunning, he foolishly overlooks the fact that she is her father's daughter: resourceful, quick witted, and ready to seize any chance she can to escape his deadly clutches and return to her beloved Aunt Liz.

Genre: Sagas

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November 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Almost A Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 0-7505-3999-2 / 978-0-7505-3999-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Almost a Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 0-349-40401-1 / 978-0-349-40401-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Almost a Hero
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Almost a Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Almost a Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Almost A Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 0-85714-969-5 / 978-0-85714-969-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Almost A Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 0-85714-970-9 / 978-0-85714-970-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Almost a Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Almost a Hero
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU