Battling Spirits and Kindly Hearts

(2 customer reviews)


  • Author Name: Steven Baker
  • Publication Date: 24/11/2016
  • Format: Paperback

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SKU: 9781910878910 Categories: , Tags: ,


Set just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Battling Spirits and Kindly Hearts follows the story of twelve-year-old Michael Forbes. He lives in the East End of London with his parents.

Coming from a family that has lived in poverty, holidays were always an important time to celebrate for Michael’s family. However, little did they know that the annual hop picking season event they attended in Kent would be the last time they celebrated together as a family….

When war breaks out, Michael is evacuated to Australia to live with his aunt. The novel follows Michael as he adapts to life and misses those that he has left behind.

2 reviews for Battling Spirits and Kindly Hearts

  1. Phillip Neave

    Always a pleasure to read this Author’s books.

  2. Chris Rayne (verified owner)

    A sensitive, emotionally charged account of 1939 Inner London life, combined with a colourful picture of the wild and remote Australian outback keep the reader interested. Steven’s focus on the emotions will appeal to the romantics, and the outback life descriptions will appeal to the armchair adventurers… like me. Very enjoyable. A promising first book from this author. Recommended.

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