Saplings
Published: 1945

Synopsis:

Although Saplings (1945) is generally regarded as one of Noel Streatfeild's novels for adults, it is at least partially told from the perspective of four children - Laurel, Tony, Tuesday, and Kim, as well as from the perspective of their mother, Lena. The Wiltshires are an idyllic middle-class family living in the comforts of Regent's Park in pre-Second World War London.

However, with the breakdown of society under German attack, the family, like so many others in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, begins to undergo its own rapid disintegration.


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Saplings

Saplings (1945) is an adult novel by Noel Streatfeild, published by Collins, about the Wiltshire middle-class family living in the Regent's Park in pre-Second World War London. With the breakdown of society under German attack, the family undergoes its own rapid disintegration. The novel is written from the perspective of four children - Laurel, Tony, Tuesday, and Kim, as well as from the perspective of their mother, Lena.

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Main Characters
Laurel Wiltshire
Tony Wiltshire
Tuesday Wiltshire
Kim Wiltshire
Lena Wiltshire
Main Family
Other Characters

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