Item description for Harry's War by D. Edward Bradley...
September 1941 in war-torn England -- thirteen-year-old Harry Lockwood steps off the train and embarks on his new life at Markham College, a boys' boarding school near London. With his father stationed in North Africa and his mother working in a munitions factory a hundred miles away, he is on his own. Soon, Harry finds himself fighting for survival in a new world where the misuse of power by sadistic prefects creates a closed society ruled by fear and violence. As if this is not enough, Hitler's bombardment of Britain with terrifying V1 flying bombs and V2 ballistic missiles threatens to destroy him. Harry's tale is one of lost innocence, of war, of loyalty and of love.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Publisher Wexford College Press
ISBN 1929148224 ISBN13 9781929148226
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More About D. Edward Bradley
Bradley grew up in his early years in Nigeria in the 1930s. In 1943 his parents returned to England. He has a MSc and PhD degrees in Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh. He has participated in scientific expeditions and conferences around the globe. In 1974, he immigrated to Canada where he worked at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He retired in 1995.
D. Edward Bradley currently resides in Kingston, Ontario.
Reviews - What do customers think about Harry's War?
Don't miss this well written, character driven novel Oct 17, 2006
Harry's War is a touching, coming-of-age story set against the back drop of the horrors of World War Two. The story is compelling, though never maudlin or overwritten.
I wholeheartedly recommend this first chronical of the Harry Lockwood series of books. It, along with the other 3 or so novels in the series, offers a fascinating glimpse into the world or war as seen through the eyes of a young man.
World War Two coming of age story, well done..... Jun 24, 2006
At age 13, Harry Lockwood sets out for his education at a prestigious English boarding school for boys, Markham College. World War Two is in full swing. Harry and his chums - Captain, Beastly, and Pansy - must keep a stiff upper lip on two fronts. Outside the Markham boundaries are German spies, V1 and V2 bombs that threaten life and limb. Inside Markham the boys must suffer beatings and humiliations by sadistic prefects. Harry's father is stationed in North Africa and his mother works night shift at a munitions factory far from Markham so parental support and protection is out of the question. Young Harry must learn to face difficult situations on his own. With humor and determination born of courage, Harry and his friends survive four years at Markham despite grim conditions. When Harry falls in love, that joyous circumstance is also marred by difficulty. Whether danger, corporal punishment, love, or sorrow, Harry faces life head on with dignity and strength.
Mr. Bradley does a fine job of capturing an era in this well written book.