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April 15, 2014 / peoplesbookprize

Comments on The Kid on Slapton Beach

The Kid on Slapton Beach

“I really liked this book the story was interesting and really made me think. I had vaguely heard that people were evacuated from their homes to all troops to use the area to practice for the D-Day landings but I did not realise they had no compensations or place to go or that such a dreadful loss of life happened in the exercises.”


US troops took part in secret D-Day rehearsals at Slapton Sands on the Devon coast – nearly a thousand young men lost their lives – a secret hidden for over fifty years. A fascinating story – Twelve year old Harry will really tug at your heart strings.

Felicity Fair Thompson  –   Published by Wight Diamond Press


‘It made me cry.’ Andrea at the Dartmouth Community Book Shop

The Harbour Bookshop Kingsbridge Books of the Year 2013 The Kid on Slapton Beach is number three – and as the owner pointed out that’s wonderful because they have only had it since late Oct – Numbers 1 and 2 they’d had all year!

The Books of the Year listing In their News letter:
No 3: The Kid on Slapton Beach
A story with a strong local connection, the evacuation of the South Hams

Thank you for your comments and for making The People’s Book Prize “a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public”

Peoples Book Prize

23 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6HE Ph. 020 76656605

Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE



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