The Star and the shamrock By Jean Grainger

Courage and determination are two pillars of any given life. We need these two when we are dealing with covid

I found a book recently dealing with courage. We all have witnessed or read what Hilter did.

Image your kids are in danger. Would you risk everything? I would.

Ariella Bannon had married a jew. But peter her husband disappeared one day. He is believed to be dead. The Jewish community watched in horror as Hilter leased a reign of terror on the jews. Liesl and Erich are Ariella’s children. She is scared for them and for herself. Then she remembered that Peter had a cousin in Liverpool.

A family friend arranges for them to leave on Kindertranport.
But she could not find words to tell the children all this. Crying she put the photos of herself and Peter in the suitcase. 

Every Jews dreaded the knock on the door. It meant that you had done something wrong and could be taken away.
Imagine what she must have felt as she decides that the children must go to Elizabeth. 

If you were told to go to a country with new customs and language, would you not find that frightening. Liesel and Erich felt the same way when they found out that they were to live with Elizabeth.. But I got inspiration from all this.

The children came and started living with Elizabeth. Slowly but surely the children got adjuted to life in Liverpool.

The story is touching and to be read.

Published by Ruchita Mathur

I am a blogger and author. I have self-published a book called "The Ship". This website is about book reviews. I like to read books. I also have run a library of my own.

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