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Under An English Heaven

Under An English Heaven

Robert Radcliffe

It is 1943 and sleepy Suffolk village, Bedenham, is jerked into the 20th century and the harsh reality of war by the arrival of an American bomber base and its 3000 inhabitants. For 14-year-old evacuee Billy, the US "invasion" is heaven sent, but a concealed past threatens this new happiness.
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1943. The sleepy Suffolk village of Bedenham is jerked into the twentieth century and the harsh realities of war by the arrival on its doorstep of an American bomber base and its three thousand inhabitants. For Billy Street, fourteen, a London evacuee uneasily billeted with the village blacksmith, the American invasion is heaven sent - unlimited opportunities and acceptance at last within a community he loves. Yet a concealed past threatens his new happiness. Billy's schoolteacher, Heather Garrett, awaits word of a husband missing for eighteen months. A stranger to Bedenham, Heather's sense of isolation - and village suspicions - are heightened when troubled American pilot John Hooper, reaches for her friendship. And daily the skies fill with the bombers and their ten-man crews who, during that bleak autumn of 1943, suffered losses on a catastrophic scale. For Hooper, tormented by earlier loss, leading Misbehavin' Martha and her disorderly crew safely through their 25 designated bombing missions becomes a personal crusade.

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Title - Under An English Heaven

Edition -

Author - Robert Radcliffe

ISBN 13 - 9780349115030

Imprint - Abacus

Publisher - Little, Brown Book Group

Date Published - 03/03/2003

Prize -

No. of pages - 448

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 126 x 198 x mm

Weight - 360 g

Languages - English