Exciting reissue edition of a favourite Anne Fine novel that explores nonconformity and the pressures to fit in to our society
Ally really doesn't want to go with his mum on her weekly visit to his fragile aunt Chloe at the big Victorian hospital - until he discovers a hidden garden in the grounds. Here a young homeless couple have made themselves a home. Suddenly Ally begins to discover a new way of looking at the world - and to understanding his aunt and some of her sensitivity. But there is another side to the coin, too, and the young couple must also be prepared to adapt to suit their changing circumstances . . .
“... written with clear understanding not just of children, but more importantly of their perception of the world - and that's what puts it in the top notch”
Phil Hewitt, The Chichester Observer Online
“Unusual, imaginative and compassionate story.”
Bournemouth Daily Echo
“A compelling book for early teens.”
Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner