Albi

by Hilary Shepherd
Albi

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Spain in the 1930s. Nine-year-old Albi runs messages for people. He likes to help out, especially now that his country is at war with itself. When his brother and papa become involved with the militia and the Guardia (nationalists) begin reprisals, Albi struggles to make sense of who is on the right side. His family are under siege from outside and held captive by secrets within the home. Albi must sometimes close his ears and his eyes if he is to survive. The secrets he keeps haunt him until his 88th year, long after the end of a war that has shaped generations of Spaniards.
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Spain in the 1930s. Nine-year-old Albi runs messages for people. He likes to help out, especially now that his country is at war with itself. When his brother and papa become involved with the militia and the Guardia (nationalists) begin reprisals, Albi struggles to make sense of who is on the right side. His family are under siege from outside and held captive by secrets within the home. Albi must sometimes close his ears and his eyes if he is to survive. The secrets he keeps haunt him until his 88th year, long after the end of a war that has shaped generations of Spaniards.

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