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Product description

A touching story about a boy struggling to follow his dreams, by the bestselling author of Goodnight Mister Tom. Ralph loves the theatre. He loves everything about it: the glamorous actors and actresses, the cheering crowds, the dazzling lights. It’s the only bright light in the rubble and squalor of post-war Britain. Ralph dreams of acting himself, but his bullying dad thinks the theatre is for wimps. Will Ralph find a way to defy his father and train for the stage? Or must he abandon the world he loves forever?

  • Moving tale of family and theatre by the author of Goodnight Mister Tom
  • Atmospheric look at British life just after the Second World War
  • Michelle has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Costa Book Award

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

February 5th, 2015

Other details
  • 496 pages


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