From the author of the bestselling debut THE OPEN DOOR comes a moving and uplifting story about a generation of young people living through World War II.When war breaks out Annie Webster and her closeknit family find themselves - along with everyone else in the country - thrust into a world of uncertainty, danger and despair. Her brothers join up, her sweetheart Paul becomes a fighter pilot, and Annie, desperate to help, finds herself in the WAAF, where her intelligence and warmth singles her out for a role more daring than she can ever have known.All the time, the Battle of Britain is raging in the skies above her. The country has never needed its young people more, but will Annie and her loved ones survive its darkest hour?
Beryl Matthews joined a writers' group when she retired seven years ago and started working on her own novel. The result was THE OPEN DOOR (Penguin 2002), based very loosely on her mother's early life. Beryl is working on the third book in the trilogy of the Webster family, A TIME OF PEACE.