Author(s): Mari Strachan
Up here, far away from everybody, the night is peaceful; there's no sound except the hum of the Earth. At school, when I sang the note to Mr Hughes he said it was B flat but he laughed when I said it was the note the Earth hummed. Gwenni Morgan can fly in her sleep - that's how she sees what's going on in the village, and how she tries to make some sense of her family and her world. But Gwenni's mother isn't too keen on her daughter's imaginative ways of looking at things; she doesn't want anyone thinking her odd. When Ifan Evans goes missing, Gwenni takes an interest in trying to help find him, much to her mother's distress, and uncovers a terrible truth. Set in a remote Welsh village in the 1950s, The Earth Hums in B Flat is a story of dark family secrets. It's filled with wonderful characters and written with insight and sparkling tenderness.