A picture in time
I loved this book, even though it isn't my usual type of read. I really enjoyed the way it captured the mood of the time period, which is during WWII, when the children were being sent out of London to stay in the countryside because it was safer. It tells the story of William, who is one of those children; and Mr. Tom, the man who he is sent to stay with. A sad book, it still has a message of hope with it's story of unlikely friendships, picturesque settings, and the realities of loss.