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Macmillan Children's, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
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An extraordinarily touching book - winner of the Smarties Book Prize.She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, far away. She miaowed plaintively; stood staring at the moving blur of uncrossable sea. She led the way to safety, out of the blazing hell of blitzed Coventry. People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went, she changed lives.... From her beginning to her end she never wavered. She was the Blitzcat. ''Westall's writing has always been strong and vivid but he has rarely written as confidently as this.'' Times Literary Supplement

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

Lord Gort does her bit in the war effort. As she travels about England, and then the Continent, searching for her person, she brings emotional and material benefits to all she stays with. Easing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sirfurboy - LibraryThing

Lord Gort is a cat. Separated from her person, she sets out to find him and in the process meets a number of different people on different situations. Against this backdrop we have a set of short ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Robert Westall was born in 1929 in Tyneside, UK, where he grew up during the Second World War. He studied Fine Art and Sculpture, and for many years taught in schools throughout the North of England. His first novel for children, "The Machine Gunners" won the Carnegie Medal in 1975, and he became the first writer to win the Medal twice with "The Scarecrow" in 1982. He received the Smarties Prize in 1989 for "Blitzcat", and the Guardian Award in 1993 for "The Kingdom By The Sea". Robert Westall died in 1993.

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