Rubin Bay by Ellie Martin

Rubin Bay
by Ellie Martin

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Written and narrated by Ellie Martin
Copyright ©2017 by Ellie Martin



There is great excitement at the School when a special trip is announced but there are only a few tickets available and the competition is fierce.


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about the author

I was born in the East End of London in an area that was still covered by wartime debris, where we lived in an old house supported by three wooden buttresses. It was small and very cold in winter, heated by a coal fire and a paraffin stove where Mum worked endlessly shopping, cooking and cleaning everything manually.

What a change to the life we live now surrounded with technology at our fingertips, yet, personally I feel I have been privileged to have experienced that time, to have had a foot in each camp, be it modern or out dated, because even though push button A/B telephones and black and white TV doesn’t sound terribly interesting to the young, the community and determination of the people of those days continually pull so many of my emotional cords.


listener reviews

A day by the sea by Maria Adams on 7 July 2017

A story of children visiting the seaside having won a competition for painting. The difficult debate choosing the winners of the competition. The build up to the big day, the
train ride to Rubin Bay with the excited children. (who possibly have little chance of going to the sea side ). The description of how everyone spent their day and the wonderful time that they all had. Finally the train ride home on the big Green Train.

Rating: 10/10