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The Forgotten Pearl (2012)

by Belinda Murrell(Favorite Author)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 4
1742753698 (ISBN13: 9781742753690)
Random House Australia
review 1: Good story and good to raise the profile of the Darwin bombings. I have to say I didn't really like the style of writing, it seemed rather forced and it didn't flow for me I would have liked to learn more about the Japanese family and the "pearl" from the title because as it stands, the title is a bit disjointed from the story. However I learned much from the book that I didn't know about Australia and WWII which I always appreciate doing.
review 2: The most recent book by my beautiful sister, Belinda, The Forgotten Pearl is set in Darwin and Sydney during the Second World War. The heroine, Poppy, is a young girl who faces danger, loss, grief and new love during one of the most tumultuous times in Australian history. She lives through the bombing of Darwin and
... more is evacuated to Sydney where she must learn to make a new life for herself. I always judge a book by whether it brings a prickle of tears to my eyes, and this book did that a number of times – a beautifully written historical novel for children set during a fascinating and largely forgotten period of Australian history. less
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Interesting historical read and learnt much of the era from well researched facts used in the story.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Gorgeous cover, brilliant research and a real sense of time and place.
Loved this book not only an exciting ww2 book but a love story as well.
The best point of view of World War 2.
A beautiful sad and moving story
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