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At the beginning of the Second World War, 11-year-old Marianne, a young Jewish girl, is sent away from Berlin by her mother, and goes to Britain for safety. As a refugee in London and later in a Welsh mining town, she experiences unhappiness. She does not speak English; she is not welcome in her sponsor's home; and she misses her family. Marianne wonders how she will find the strength to survive alone in a strange land.