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by Bernard Ashley

  • Author: Bernard Ashley
  • ISBN: 1847800548
  • ISBN13: 978-1847800541
  • ePub: 1783 kb | FB2: 1441 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (June 23, 2010)
  • Pages: 190
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 354
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Ronnie's War ePub download

Ronnie's War is a slim volume that proves this point well

Ronnie's War is a slim volume that proves this point well. It's the story – four stories, in fact – of Ronnie Warren, 11 years old when we first meet him in "Blitzkrieg". Ronnie's father is away fighting in the Royal Artillery. With the exception of the dramatic bombing and rescue that open the book, the materials with which Bernard Ashley builds this picture are generally the mundane, the small, the commonplace. However, it is of such stuff that real lives are made, and through which real emotions and experiences are felt, and this is what makes the book a success: the creation of an emotionally rich journey for Ronnie, and therefore for the reader too.

I have to say, I quite enjoyed Bernard Ashley's writing style. Ronnie's War has an intimate style so that I somehow felt that Ashley was telling me Ronnie's story personally

I have to say, I quite enjoyed Bernard Ashley's writing style. Ronnie's War has an intimate style so that I somehow felt that Ashley was telling me Ronnie's story personally. And by dividing the book into four vignettes, Ashley is able to give the reader not just Ronnie's story but a nice in-depth portrait of what of what life was like on the home front for many people in all its mundaness punctuated by fear and anxiety during air raids.

Ronnie is 11 when German bombs start falling; his father’s away in the Royal Artillery. The story opens powerfully: Ronnie refuses to go with his mum to tea with his fragile, anxiety-prone aunt. When London is bombed that afternoon, he makes his way to his aunt’s home to pull his mother from the wreckage. Ashley makes a clear, straightforward narrative that accommodates a surprising amount of information about England during the war, and he does it with a strong story lucid and true enough to engage younger readers. Of particular note is Ronnie’s affectionate and honest relationship with his mother through times that intensify the usual adolescent woes.

Ronnie Warren lives with his mum while his dad is away fighting

Ronnie Warren lives with his mum while his dad is away fighting. For him, World War II brings a whirlwind of events and emotions that carry him through the terror of the London Blitz to evacuation and romance in Lancashire, from adolescent misunderstandings to the bittersweetness of Victory in Europe Day, 1945. From schoolboy hero to teenage survivor, this is Ronnie' s story. Bernard Ashley' s great gift is to turn what seems to be low-key realism into something much stronger and more resonant.

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Ronnie Warren lives with his mum while his dad is away fighting. From schoolboy hero to teenage survivor, this is Ronnie’s story. Bernard Ashley’s great gift is to turn what seems to be low-key realism into something much stronger and more resonant. It has something to do with empathy, compassion, an undimmed thirst for decency and justice.

Bernard John Ashley (born April 1935) is a British author of books for children and young adults. His debut novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft, published in 1974, won "The Other Award", an alternative to the Carnegie Medal

Bernard John Ashley (born April 1935) is a British author of books for children and young adults. His debut novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft, published in 1974, won "The Other Award", an alternative to the Carnegie Medal. A Kind of Wild Justice (1978), Running Scared (1986), and Little Soldier (1999) were commended runners up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book.

Ronnie's story starts during the Blitz, when he climbs through bomb rubble to rescue his mother and his aunt.

It is 1940, and Ronnie Warren is a street-smart 11-year-old living with his mum in south London while his father is away fighting with the army. Ronnie's story starts during the Blitz, when he climbs through bomb rubble to rescue his mother and his aunt. For him, World War II brings a whirlwind of events and emotions that carry him through the terror of the London Blitz to evacuation and romance in Lancashire, and from adolescent confusion to the bittersweet flavour of Victory in Europe Day, 1945.

Used availability for Bernard Ashley's Ronnie's Wa. June 2010 : UK Paperback.

It is 1940, and Ronnie Warren is a street-smart 11-year-old living with his mum in south London while his father is away fighting with the army. Ronnie's story starts during the Blitz, when he climbs through bomb rubble to rescue his mother and his aunt.