The Girl With No Name (The Girl With No Name #1)

A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children.

Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind.

Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home.

With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now?

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The Girl With No Name (The Girl With No Name #1) Reviews

  • Sara
    Dec 31, 1969


    I really struggled with this book. It had all the makings of a great war story and yet it fell completely flat for me. It is not often that I give up on a book - I usually persevere in the hope that something will click and it will be worth it. That was definitely not the case with thi...

  • Nikki Wiz
    Dec 31, 1969

    Nikki Wiz

    A story with so much potential but the way it was written let it down. The characters weren't explored deeply enough and the trauma from life experiences was washed over. It was rather like reading something written for a teenager. I didn't give up on it but there were times that it wa...

  • Julia Wilson
    Dec 31, 1969

    Julia Wilson

    The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe is a historical fiction and set during World War II. It has action both in Germany and England. It is an epic read and one that tugs at the reader's heart.Diney Costeloe has perfectly captured the traumatic atmosphere of the war years both in Lon...

  • Bev Walkling
    Dec 31, 1969

    Bev Walkling

    4.5 starsThis book tells the story of Lisa Becker, a young German non-practicing Jewish girl age 13 transported to England to avoid the reach of the Nazi's and their "final solution". From the early pages of the story my interest was fully captured and I didn't want to stop reading. On...

  • Mavis Frasure
    Dec 31, 1969

    Mavis Frasure

    AWE....SENSATIONAL READ!This is a fascinating read about a young German-Jewish girl that is sent to England alone, by her mother. Her father, a doctor, was detained by the Gestapo. Her mother, realizing that their future looked bleak, due to the fact that her husband's mother was Jewis...

  • Scott
    Dec 31, 1969


    I almost gave up on this several times, but was too stubborn not to finish it. One dimensional characters, poorly written (felt as if it was intended for 10 year olds) and don't get me started on the amount of repetition and over explanation. Every scene of the story is spoon-fed to th...

  • Katie
    Dec 31, 1969


    I really enjoyed this book. I think if you read it for what it is and don't think too deep about the characters and their feelings it's a lovely story. For me it had enough twists and turns to make me want to read more and was true enough to history to make it seem real. I hope to read...

  • Joy H.
    Dec 31, 1969

    Joy H.

    Added 2/4/17. (Published March 1st 2016)(Read mostly during Jan. & Feb. 2017)On 12/29/16, I bought this Kindle edition for 99 cents via BookBub and Amazon. It has turned out to be well worth it. It kept me engaged through-out. As I got into it, I kept going back to it more and more...

  • Becky
    Dec 31, 1969


    I had such high hopes for this book, but sadly, I have been disappointed. It had popped up on my Kindle as a recommended book based on other books I have purchased. Initially, I was hesitant to purchase this book. I love historical fiction, but I'm always nervous to purchase/read a boo...

  • Brenda
    Dec 31, 1969


    I am a historical fiction fan, so when I happened across this title it sounded like I would really enjoy it. I did enjoy the first part of the book and the last 1/4 of the book. The middle of the story fell flat. I read 2 other books while trying to finish this book. I almost gave up, ...