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Just Henry

(The third book in the Hollis Family series)
A novel by

Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel
From the award-winning author of "Goodnight Mister Tom" comes "Just Henry": A gripping mystery-thriller and an insightful snapshot of time, set in post-war Britain.It's 1949 and life is bleak for Henry. He misses his father who died a war hero, and he escapes from his annoying stepfather and stepsister whenever he can and goes to the cinema - his passion.One day in the cinema queue he meets Mrs Beaumont who also loves films, and lends Henry a camera for his school project. Henry is disgusted that he's been put in a group with Jeffries, the son of a man who went AWOL, and Pip, who was born illegitimate; but he's about to learn that tolerance and friendship are more important than social stigmas.Henry will need his new friends when he processes the film and makes an alarming discovery.Like a bomb waiting to explode, Henry's world is about to unravel...

Genre: Children's Fiction

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