‘Whistling in the Dark’ by Shirley Hughes (daughter of T.J.Hughes – yes, him of the shop !) is set in and around Liverpool.
This is Shirley Hughes’s second book for older children. It’s a story of air-raids, rationing, blackouts, the black market and friendship. As the Blitz worsens, teenage Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart. Y4 and older – and ideal for those interested in WW2.