Here's the AMAZON book description;
For eight-year-old Bella Doyle and her five-year-old brother Terry, Christmas is something they can only dream of. It’s December 1940 and the London Blitz has provided them with one essential; scraps of food they scavenge on the debris of bombed buildings. There’s no love and little for them to eat in the derelict dockside slum they call home. This is a danger area and to Bella almost worse than the Luftwaffe’s nightly raids. Their mother is a drunkard and earns her meagre living on the streets, turning a blind eye to the abuse her boyfriend dolls out to the two unwanted and neglected children.
It’s left to Bella to protect Terry, who has endured so many beatings he is mentally scarred. Bella has learned at a young age who she can trust and who she can’t. Micky Bryant, a good-looking, streetwise teenager, is the one person she truly believes in. And it’s to Micky that Bella turns in her desperation, unaware that her decision will have serious consequences in the years ahead.
So if you'd like two traditionally English Christmas ebooks for your stocking list, then perhaps Molly's Christmas Orphans and Christmas to Come, might fit the bill!
Check out my AMAZON page for details.
Lots of love, Carol x