The Tannery

The Tannery - Sherrie Hewson The Tannery is quick read that is set before and during the Second World War (1939-45) and depicts the life of a young girl and the struggles she goes through when her father leaves to fight on the front lines.

She is faced with an ever-changing mother, who begins to drink and take in "gentleman" for her own pleasure, with no scruples of how her lifestyle is affecting her daughter. This leaves the young girl having to find ways of surviving on her own.

A very quick read, but witha good storyline that shows just how the war could effect people.