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The Otterbury Incident (original 1948; edition 1974)

by C Day Lewis

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Title:The Otterbury Incident
Authors:C Day Lewis
Info:Puffin Books (1974), Paperback
Collections:Your library, School/Work Related, Read but unowned
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The Otterbury Incident by C. Day-Lewis (1948)

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This is by a writer who was both a poet laureate of England and a writer of adult mysteries as Nicholas Blake, but personally I like this story better than any of his "adult" work that I have seen. It is about 2 gangs of boys in post WW2 Britain who are fighting a lively battle of their own with "sticky bombs" to be attached to a "tank" -- however, a window gets broken, and they do various fundraising projects and successfully raise the money to pay for the window -- but then the cash vanishes under circumstances implicating one of the leading boys, so his friends turn detective to find who really took it. The mental toughness and maturity --and loyalty -- of the boys coming out of the rough postwar world is very striking. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 10, 2013 |
Spivs for kids. Plus Edward Ardizzone's pics. Triffic. ( )
  Lynn77 | May 18, 2013 |
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