Allie retired behind her pulled-down fringe and a poker face when her mother walked out leaving three children and their father in a remote house in Yorkshire. Surviving was one thing; learning how to live a little was harder.
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Sharp writing and a nose for hidden sadness lift this debut well about the soap standard. ( NEW STATESMAN AND SOCIETY)
The evocation of a child's anxiety and of her thankfulness for her father's reassuring presence is extremely moving. ( FINANCIAL TIMES)
Josie Barnard was born in 1963 in New England, moving to London to follow a career as a journalist, editor and radio broadcaster. She has contributed to a wide range of travel and literary books.
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Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 186049112X