London – the Blitz – bombs are falling. Sophie and Hugh must find a new home
Sophie and Hugh are evacuated to a strange place when their house is bombed during the London Blitz. Their mother is seriously injured and their father is away fighting in the war, so the children are sent to their grandfather in Ireland. They know very little about him, except that his occasional letters used to make their father angry.
How will they live with a gruff old man who probably hates them? How will they manage in a strange country where they know nobody? And, most of all, will the family ever be together again?