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Doris Gwaltney
When her British uncle and cousin flee London during World War II and come to live in her family's farmhouse in Virginia, Margaret Ann is unhappy with having to share a room and having her life disrupted by a relative she hardly knows, but when Margaret Ann's brother goes off to the Pacific to fight, the cousins bond in ways neither ever expected.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The book starts out rather casually with the main character, Margaret Ann, complaining about her lack of personal space. The reader finds out early that she's forced, due to a lack of room, to sleep with her grandmother, who claims that she doesn't, but snores. She has four siblings, Elizabeth and Johnny, the elders, and the younger twins, Paige and Polly, who she can't tell apart. Elizabeth, at the time, is just getting ready to leave home for college, and Margaret Ann wastes no time in claiming her room, and moving in once Elizabeth leaves, though she misses her sister.

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