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The Magic Mooncat
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It is September 1941 and nine-year-old Hannah Flynn is about to leave her native Hull and become one of that illustrious number known as 'them townies'. Standing at the station, with few possessions in the little case she is clutching, she is ready to leave that scarred city to experience life as an evacuee in rural Lincolnshire, an environment as far removed as any foreign country. This child is a dreamer, a gentle, intelligent, passive soul, and not at all the sort of girl to cope with the coarse ways of her foster parents. Elsie Porter's rough and obsessive mothering combined with the horrors of earth closets, fat bacon, sexual abuse and complicity in murder cause deep unhappiness and a fear of life itself. When she finds herself suddenly orphaned, life becomes intolerable. This is a perceptive novel about Hannah's life, probing the effects of those early experiences as she grows into a young woman, until she is finally forced to confront the ghosts of her past.
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Lois Fenn is a retired schoolteacher with four children and five grandchildren. Her early years are reflected in the wartime background of "The Magic Mooncat". She enjoys sharing her poetry and short stories with other Lincolnshire writers. Her current lifestyle in a small village yields her the pleasures of country pursuits, which include art, pottery, gardening, as well as writing, all of which she shares with her husband, Ralph in their old stone cottage.

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