Book information
Author Vince Cross
Series My Story
Publishers Scholastic UK
Publication date April 20, 2001[1] (1st)
May 5, 2008[2] (2nd)
October 2, 2014[3] (3rd)
Pages 160
ISBN 9780439997416
Book in series 4
Preceded by The Crystal Palace
Followed by My Tudor Queen

Blitz was the third book in Scholastic UK's My Story. It was written by Vince Cross, his first in the series. The book was first published in April 2001, and reissued in May 2008 and October 2014.


"For my grandparents: Ella May and Bertie, Isobel and William"

Book descriptionEdit

"Friday 30th August, 1940
Last night was very still and clear. As Dad went out for the evening shift, he looked up and said grimly, "If they're ever going to come, it'll be on a night like this." And sure enough, the first air-raid warning came at a few minutes past nine. Mum was out at the ARP post, and Shirl, Tom, and I were huddled together in the shelter with Chamerlain. Shirl's teeth were chattering already. "Cor blimey!" she said. "What's it going to be like in the middle of winter? I've got no feeling in my toes at all." I could see Tom was about to open his mouth and say something clever when we heard the first explosion, and then two more following close on the first one...

"It's 1940 and with London under fire Edie and her little brother are evacuated to Wales. Miles from home and missing her family, Edie is determined to be strong, but when life in the countryside proves tougher than in the capital she is torn between obeying her parents and protecting her brother..."

""I don't want to leave you and dad," I wept. "I couldn't bear it if anything happened."
It's 1940, and Edie is being evacuated to Wales along with her brother, Tom. Far from home and missing her family, Edie is determined to be strong, but life in the countryside proves to be much tougher than it was in London. Should Edie stick it out as her parents would want, or do something to protect her little brother?



Main article: List of Blitz characters


Main article: Vince Cross



See alsoEdit

v - e - dMy Story (UK)

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Mill Girl | Transported | Bloody Tower | Mayflower | Suffragette | Slave Girl
Anne Boleyn and Me | Victorian Workhouse | War Nurse | The Queen's Spies | Princess of Egypt | Pompeii
Road to War | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War | The Fall of the Blade | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline


Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Armada | Crimea | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Agincourt | Waterloo
Flying Ace | D-Day | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | U-Boat Hunter | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | The Sweep's Boy
The Storm to Come | Pyramid of Secrets

My Royal Story

Egyptian Princess | Bloody Tower | Victoria | Anastasia | Anne Boleyn and Me | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth
Mary, Queen of Scots | Catherine of Aragon | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote! | Dodger!

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