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Johnnie Stubbs is on the run from the law. Escaping with three-year-old Shirley, a traumatised child suffering from the effects of the Blitz, he meets up with Biddy, a gypsy girl, and her family. Johnnie has things to prove to himself - not least, he must find a way to get Shirley back home.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 7th 1997 by Puffin
(first published 1995)
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Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born. He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester. After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama. He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has ...moreMore about Bernard Ashley...