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Tent of Blue
Anton is turning 16 this summer of 1952, but his mother's plans are getting in the way of his dreams. For a start, she's sold the Packard to set up a ballet school, the Packard he was planning on learning to drive. And now she's bought a piano and expects him to accompany her classes. But after Anton falls for the girl upstairs and then rescues his neighbour, a WWI flying ...more
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published October 21st 2012 by East Point Publishing
(first published January 1st 2002)
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One of the best books I've read in a while. Plus it was free via Amazon! Story takes place during two different times, the beginning of WWII in London and then later in the 1950's in Vancouver. It is the story of the difficulties of a young girl Yvonne who is the daughter of a vaudeville showgirl drunk for a mother, who meets her Prince Charming but with the life she had led and with the war coming up, life will never be easy for her. The second part of the story is mainly about her 16 year old ...more
I really enjoyed this book although it made me stop and think about how people change given the circumstances in their lives. The story takes place during two different eras, the beginning of WWII in London and then later in Canada in the 1950's. It is the story of Yvonne who is the daughter of a former star and now drunk, and the second part of the story is mainly about her 16 year old son Anton who fights for independence.
Rachael Preston is the author of three novels. Tent of Blue, 2002, The Wind Seller, 2006, and The Fishers of Paradise, 2012. In 2013, The Fishers of Paradise won Arts Hamilton's inaugural Kerry Schooley Award for the book that celebrates and is most evocative of the city of Hamilton. Subsequently, Wolsak & Wynn released a reprint edition in April 2016. Project Bookmark Canada has honoured The Fish ...more
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