No Safe Harbour
The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte BlackburnBook - 2006
No Safe Harbour is set in the months before and after the December 6, 1917 Halifax explosion, which was the largest man-made blast in history until the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The explosion levelled most of the city and sent shards of glass and burning debris flying for miles. It left thousands dead, blinded or homeless.
Suddenly orphaned, Charlotte turns to her diary to help her cope with the events that killed her entire family - leaving her older brother, still fighting in the trenches of WWI, as her only surviving relative. This is an affecting story of loss and recovery, powerfully told by award-winning author Julie Lawson.
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For the first few weeks, Charlotte appears to have a normal first world war life. Her brother is over seas fighting, and the rest of her family is very worried for him. However, a couple months in, the war isn't the only tragic event. The ship, Mont Blanc, explodes, and charlotte and many others are left with almost nothing. However, in all this sadness, charlotte finds some good, and discovers a long buried secret...
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