British writer. See also michellemagorian.com
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…
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of World War II. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his-new found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.