A Long Way Home
In 1930, when her mother dies,
12-year-old Helen is alone in the world. To
escape being sent to an orphanage, she runs
away and goes in search of her soldier
“A powerful, moving and beautifully
100 Best Books, 1997.
“Turnbull writes of children’s emotions
with a delicate touch.”
New Statesman, 1997.
“The prose is
simple in the best way: strong, limpid and fluent.
This book ought to persuade children of all ages and
both sexes that historical novels are worth reading.”
Adele Geras, Times Educational Supplement, June