The Skylarks’ War
The Skylarks’ War begins as Clarry’s mother struggles to live for three days following Clarry’s birth. Although her older brother Peter is three only, he vows to look after her. Alongside a neighbour, housekeeper and friends Clarry is raised for Father is too busy. Throughout his silence and the children’s routine, there is a constant longing for Cornwall, light, opportunity and their cousin Rupert. As the children grow up, pressures and expectations mount, while Father’s silence continues. Through boarding school, a fight for a fair education, and battle fields, the three cousins and their friends work toward opportunity and a sense of home.
We realised how Hilary McKay can create such unforgettable character driven stories from her exceptional series, The Exiles. ‘The Skylarks’ War’ is one of the best books you will read. Bookwagon recommends it to readers of all ages.
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