From the Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Flynn. Three girls, evacuated from Liverpool during World War Two support each other through hardship and heartbreak.
It’s 1939, and three ten-year-old girls meet on a station platform. Imogen, Rita and Debby, for various reasons, all missed the original evacuation and now the authorities are finding it difficult to place them. When Auntie -- Miss Marcy -- and her niece, Jill, who run the Canary and Linnet Public House, offer to take them in, the billeting officer is greatly relieved, despite an initial reluctance to place them on licensed premises.
The countryside is heaven to the three little townies, especially after they have met up with Woody and Josh, also evacuees. As time passes they find that by climbing to the top of the biggest tree in the beech wood they have a perfect bird's-eye view of the nearest RAF station. From here, they are able to watch the comings and goings of the young fighter pilots as the Battle of Britain rages. Then they find an injured flier and the war becomes a stark reality.
As they grow up, love and rivalry enter their lives and, twenty years on, when the girls decide on a reunion, many surprises come to light.