Gill Thompson – The Child on Platform One


Inspired by the real-life escape of thousands of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe on the Kindertransport trains to London, the new novel from the author of The Oceans Between Us, Gill Thompson. For listeners of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, The Choice by Edith Eger and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

Prague, 1939. Young mother Eva has a secret from her past. When the Nazis invade, Eva knows the only way to keep her daughter, Miriam, safe is to send her away – even if it means never seeing her again. But when Eva is taken to a concentration camp, her secret is at risk of being exposed.

In London, Pamela volunteers to help find places for the Jewish children arrived from Europe. Befriending one unclaimed little girl, Pamela brings her home. It is only when her young son enlists in the RAF that Pamela realises how easily her own world could come crashing down.

Author: Gill Thompson
Narrator: Lucy Paterson
Duration: 11 hours 26 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2012
Publisher: Review
Language: English

User Review:

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I really enjoyed listening to this somewhat sad book, which reveals so well the trsgediescand triumphhscof life.