About this book
Tie-in to a two hour adaptation of Magorian's tale of Willie Beech. When Willie is evacuated from London and taken in by Tom Oakley, he expects the worst. But as time goes on, Willie's life with Tom becomes almost idyllic. Then he is forced to return to the horrors of war-torn London. The production stars John Thaw as Tom.
Mum said war was a punishment from God for people's sins, so he'd better watch out. She didn't tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley.