A beautifully written Carnegie-shortlisted novel, with two stories set generations apart. GregÃ�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s interest in a ruined mansion grows as he discovers the events that overwhelmed its inhabitants. His insecurities mirror those of Edmund, who confronts his sexuality and faith during World War One. Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�50 years ago, it would have caused a critical explosion... new generations of readers still need this type of probing discussion in their fiction Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� particularly when it comes to a story gripping enough in its own right.Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� Independent. For ages 14-plus.
First published 2002.
Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2003.
Linda Newbery worked as a teacher before turning to full-time writing. She has written numerous books for teenagers and younger children, two of which have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Linda is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries, and regularly tutors writing courses for young people. She lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and three cats.