By Holly Webb
Published Oct 2019
When Londoner Molly hears that the children in her neighbourhood are being evacuated, she feels relieved. War scares her, and living in the city means living in the heart of danger.
Except, Molly’s relief is short-lived because her mum refuses to let her go, telling her that she has to stay and help with the war effort. And that’s not all – times are tough, and there’s not enough food or supplies for people, let alone pets, and that includes Molly’s beloved dog Bertie.
Fearing for her own life as well as Bertie’s, Molly decides to escape.
Written by bestselling author Holly Webb, The Runaways powerfully captures the spirit of Great Britain during the Second World War, while questioning what it really means to call a place ‘home’.