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The Children of Primrose Lane

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Wonderful story of wartime England and children who think they've discovered a German soldier in their midst.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published 1958 by Collins (first published 1941)
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This is one of Noel Streatfeild's earlier books, written during the Blitz years of World War II. It features six children, aged 9-14, who live in council houses in a short lane. There's a fourth house in the lane which is unoccupied, and which they use as a den... until one day a stranger arrives and takes refuge there. The children, well-versed in war safety, think he's probably a German spy, but because one of them has been rather indiscreet they don't feel able to report him to the authoritie ...more
I'm trying to focus this month on reading books from my own shelves rather than the library since I have quite a lot that I've never read. I picked this up for a quick read, but didn't realise I hadn't read this one either! I must have bought it (used) and put it on the shelf... unbelievable!

For yet another kids book about England during WWII, this Streatfeild is an interesting read. Six children living in a lane have to deal with events that unfold and get them much more involved in the war eff
A charming tale featuring six children aged between 9 and 14. The children live in Primrose Lane which only has four houses in it. They were condemned by the council just before the outbreak of war and for that reason the family in one of the houses decided to move out. The house wasn't allocated to anyone else and the children realise that it will make a great hide-out for them, away from their parents. When they discover that a strange man has broken into the house they suspect that he might b ...more
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I still have my rather tattered childhood version of this book. Originally written in 1940, my edition printed in 1951. I remember that I read and re-read this book. Sadly, I really don't remember much (any) of the story, and so want to read it again. I hold it's memory very dear though, and I'm somewhat scared that I may not like it if I read it as an adult.
Just a bit of information for anyone searching for this book: it was also published as The Stranger in Primrose Lane. I'm sure one was the American title and one the U.K, though I'm not sure which was which. Her other books were published under different titles in the two countries.
This is one of Streatfeild's war years stories - an exciting adventure for the neighborhood children. Typical Streatfeild - a marvelous period piece.
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Mary Noel Streatfeild, known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author best known and loved for her children's books, including Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1895, the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second of six children to be born to the couple. Sister Ruth was the oldest, after Noel came Barbara, William ('Bill'), Joyce (who died of TB p ...more
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