Fairly good dustwrapper which is price clipped and worn and torn at edges. Frontis (map). Inscription on inside of boards.
When Kay Appleton, aged 14, and her cousin Reba are caught at their Paris school by the advance of the German Army in June, 1940, they have to try and make their way hundreds of miles south to Bordeaux, where they hope to board a British boat. France at that time was in a state of chaos, the roads jammed with refugees, food very scarce and the Nazi Army never far behind. The unprotected schoolgirls walk, cycle and sometimes get lifts. They adopt a smaller refugee en route, meet an English soldier and a Fifth Columnist and narrowly escape capture by the Germans. They have amusing adventures too and Agnes M Miall, who knows France well, will make you laugh as often as you thrill. A story that will hold you spellbound.