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Nowhere to Run: A Second World War Refugee's Diary is a historical fiction book written by Carol Drinkwater. It was published on August 2, 2012 by Scholastic UK. The book was the fifty-second book in My Story and also the last book in the series' first relaunch. It was followed by Codename Céline in 2015.


"A special thank you to Jill Sawyer for offering me the opportunity to write a few of these My Story books."

Book description[]

"It's 1939 when the growing Nazi threat forces Becky to leave her home in Poland for an uncertain future in France. Her friend Claudette keeps her cheerful, but sometimes it feels like she's always running and she fears what will happened when there's nowhere left to run to..."


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Nowhere to Run characters


Main article: Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater is an author, actress, and filmmaker of British origin. She is best known for appearing in the television series, All Creatures Great and Small. Nowhere to Run was Drinkwater's fourth book for My Story. She also wrote The Hunger, Twentieth-Century Girl, and Suffragette.



  • The cover was illustrated by Richard Jones, whom illustrated several other My Story books.


See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!