Fiction featuring Care Experience

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Goodnight Mister Tom (novel)

Michelle Magorian

1981

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London. Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.