The Girl with No Name

A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind. Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children’s home. With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now?

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3 Comments

  1. A great story What a great read! Great storyline, a moving plot, and sufficient twists and turns to keep you reading. I cheered on the main character throughout the entire book. The best part was that it was a clean read, and I’d feel comfortable passing it on.

  2. Worthy of book club discussion I had never read such an explicit account of the London blitz. I had read about it but never so completely felt it. That in itself was worth reading the book. The story of Lisa as she is sent from Nazi Germany by kindertransport to England and of her life as a hated German to many and a loved daughter by others. I don’t understand why this book has not come out in Paper. It is so worth discussion by book clubs.

  3. Another wonderful story from Diney Costello. What a story, what a great read, I cannot say enough about this very wonderful book set during and shortly after the Second World War, and the privations endured by Britain. I could not put it down, and was engrossed from beginnng to end and so sorry when I came to the last page. The characters were described so well that I felt I knew them intimately. The plot was one of the best I have read about the dreadful bombing and more in London during the blitz. To say more would spoil it for a…

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