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Shirley Louise Smith (born April 20, 1929)[1] is a character in Wave Me Goodbye.

Before Wave Me Goodbye Edit

Shirley was born in London.

Shirley was enrolled at Paradise Road Juniors, where she felt outcast as she had no friends. A student named Marilyn bullied Shirley, along with Marilyn's less dominating friend Mary.

Wave Me Goodbye Edit

On September 1, 1939, Shirley wakes up to her mother rushing around, packing items into a suitcase. She discovers that she is to be evacuated to a village with her school, as war is to be declared in London, and it is unsafe for children to be living in London.

References Edit

  1. The back cover has a picture of Shirley's label, saying her birthdate is April 20, and she is 10 in September 1939.