Pied Piper

Shute, Nevil

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Pied Piper
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John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France. However, during his stay the Nazis invade and he is forced to try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who are forced to stay behind in order to help the Allied war effort.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 0307474011
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHUTE 2010
Characteristics: 303 p. ;,21 cm


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At the outbreak of World War II, Englishman John Howard goes on a fishing holiday in France. His efforts to return to the safety of England are hampered by a growing collection of children who are entrusted to his care.

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Apr 15, 2010
  • Bells rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

After reading two of his novels, I am addicted to his books. In this book, an elderly Englishman visiting France must take a group of children safely across the border into England just as the Germans are invading. Brilliantly written.


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