The Fish Catcher
Paperback, 235 Pages
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It is London, a blitzed city. Up till now Mary Fiss has resisted being sent to the country but when the Mulryne's house opposite is bombed, slaughtering little Orla,Mary relents. 2 days later in the company of her sister Daisy, and 500 strangers she departs Paddington station bound for Devon. They pitch up in a small country town along with an abandoned boy Billy Grimes, they wait to find their new Mum and Dad. Some of the kids are taken to the guesthouses, some to the Vicarage, or Smithy, but Billy and the Fissleborough sisters are driven into the hills to Wolfdale. Mary has always fancied herself as a private detective, and it is not long before she is looking into the affairs at Wolfdale. Why is the front bedroom always locked? Who is the smooth stranger Oliver Tresco who glides about the Hall? And where is the daughter, Cicely, who no one has seen? The more she discovers,the darker the picture appears. Is it a figment of Mary's over-active imagination, or could they be in danger... More > at Wolfdale?< Less
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Feb 25, 2007"A novel for both older children and adults" Book Review Genre: Fiction/Mystery Title: The Fish Catcher Author: David Carter There are several cliches that come to mind while reading this murder/mystery, 'what goes around, comes around,' 'there are skeletons in everyone's closet.' You will have to read this novel to understand the full impact of what I mean. In September 1939, massive evacuations of England's major cities began with pregnant women and children. During this devastating occurrence in history, how often do we think about the children? Their lives were forever changed, their thoughts molded for ultimate survival. Based on several young evacuees, banished to rural areas to escape the bombings in England, we are treated to an inside and well researched version of the possibilities that may have occurred while they were supposedly in the care of 'Evacuee Wardens.' Torn from their homes and loved ones, these children of World War II were abruptly thrown into a... More > foreign world. Fiction combined with truth keeps this story flowing. The reality and personal insight into bombings and devastation of houses, which were actually the homes and lives of real families, mixed with the logic behind two fictional murder cover-ups, entices the reader to a rational understanding of each story. The author, David Carter has accurately described the devastating effect of bombings and opened the imagination to the plight of an evacuee's peril, yet understanding the need that 'life goes on.' It is truly a powerful story of how children bond together to protect each other in order to survive personal upheaval. David Carter is a well-established English author who also has an extremely interesting web site with published articles varying from writing tips, the sport of cricket to identity theft. Obviously multi-talented I am sure we will hear more from him in the future. A well-written mystery with a fascinating touch of historical fact. A novel suitable for both older children and adults, which I would Highly Recommend to both generations. Reviewer: Cheryl Ellis, Allbooks Review. Title: The Fish Catcher. Author: David Carter. Publisher: TrackerDog Media. ISBN-13: 978-1847539304. Pages: 236. Price: $16.25 US. 8.95 pounds sterling. February 2007< Less
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- Standard Copyright License
- David Carter
- December 6, 2006
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.9 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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