Almost a Hero - McCoy, Ken
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Billie Challinor's mother dies during an air raid, but the child grows up confident that in her jazz musician father Chas she has the best dad in the world. Seeking refuge from the London Blitz by moving to Leeds, kindly landlady Liz Morris befriends them: the scarred, wisecracking man, who isn't afraid to overstep the mark if the cause is a good one, and his clever and resilient little girl. Billie needs every ounce of courage she possesses when her father joins the Army just before the D-Day landings and fails to return. ...

Almost a Hero 2014, Piatkus Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780349404011

Mass-market paperback

Almost A Hero 2014, Magna Large Print Books, Long Preston

ISBN-13: 9780750539999

Large type / large print edition