Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is.
The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?
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"A powerful and moving account of the brutality of war itself." (Tony Benn on The Lost Soldier)
"This book bears powerful witness to a grave injustice." (Martin Bell on The Lost Soldier)
The best I have listened to! It really gave me a better understanding of what it must have been like living during the blitz - and you could feel the fear people must have felt. It was a good performance by the reader and I highly recommend this book.
A really wonderful story filled with great characters as it twists and turns and delivers insight into the lives of people during WWII.
The performance of Bea Holland for each character was infallible and highly entertaining.
I highly recommend this book.
Just finish the girl with no name. It's about a German girl that was evacuated to London in the second world war. And how she over come some people hating her because she was German. She went through a lot of up and down. This book will make you cry laugh and smile with happiness. 5 star from me.
This Story explores in detail the experiences of the civilian population of London during the War.The reader begins the journey from Germany to England through the eyes of a young girl as anti Judaism rises..There is compassion but there is also the wide gamut of human nature,good & bad! The growth of the young girl into an adult,mirrors change,just asLondon & surrounds are transformed .A very compelling novel well performed.
There has been so many books written about WW2 which I always enjoy,but This Book had something else to offer would recommend
"I just loved it"
The love, grief, happiness, all it's twist and turns. Great WW2 book. Can't say to much don't want to spoil anything :-)
The English Girl. Not the same, but still a lot of the same
Yes I really had a problem with putting it down
Just read it
Wow! What can I say??? What a beautiful, tragic but heart warming story, the Throw away children by Diney Costeloe was excellent & this one was just as or even more so....
Brilliant narration by Bea Holland also & I just couldn't stop listening to this extraordinary story of Lisa/Charlottes life.
I highly recommend The girl with no name, I'm only sorry that I have finished it now & wait with anticipation to listen to another Diney Costeloe novel......ENJOY!
"Great story, not keen on narrator"
Great story line, exactly the kind of book I love, however, I found the narrator very stilted. Only kept going because I wanted to find out what happened to Liza/Charlotte
"A fabulous listen"
I loved listening to this book, with all its twists & turns. I really didn't want it to end
"The Girl with No Name"
I really enjoyed this book. The story was very moving and the narration excellent. It showed how terrible it was for the German Jews and the appalling bombing in London. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.
"Girl with no name!"
This is a very good book...I was kept interested all the way through! The narrator is very good and portrayed all the characters with different voices which added greatly to the enjoyment of the story.
"Don't miss it."
Costeooe captures the emotional rollercoaster of one girls life and bringsntomlife the realities of war torn Britian.
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