We Couldn’t Leave Dinah

The book opens with Caroline and Mick returning to their Channel Island home for the holidays. The threat of German invasion is imminent, and, when it comes to escape, Caroline and Mick are separated from their father and are left behind on the island when the Germans arrive.

Publishing history
Jonathan Cape, 1941, illus Stuart Tresilian
Jonathan Cape, 1968
Penguin Books pb, illus Elisabeth Grant
New Adventure Library, 1974

The book opens with Caroline and Mick returning to their Channel Island home for the holidays. The threat of German invasion is imminent, and, when it comes to escaping, Caroline and Mick are separated from their father and are left behind on the island when the Germans arrive. Caroline and  Mick find their old loyalties and assumptions are challenged, and they find themselves not knowing who they can trust. The place they chose as Pony Club headquarters becomes vital to their survival, and their lives become more and more perilous as they work towards their escape from the island.

Sequel
The Polly Harris

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Mary Treadgold