About the Book :
It's a cold wet winter night when a car pulls into a service station on Dublin quays.
There were four of the Thorpe family in the Anderson shelter the night of the raid on Coventry. Mum and Dad, Florrie and little May. Jack was missing...he was one of those who did not get back from Dunkirk.
When Daisy and Marcus, sixth formers in Coventry, are given an A Level project on the bombing of the city in 1940, they go to talk to May, now living in sheltered accommodation but full of memories of the war. The two youngsters both have their problems - Marcus has to care for his alcoholic mother while Daisy's large and complicated family is full of tensions - and as their lives unfold they strike up an unlikely friendship and become involved in the strange history of May's missing brother and of a promise made all those years ago which still has its repercussions today.
About the Author :
Susan Sallis is the author of over twenty bestelling novels, many of them set in the West Country. She was born in Gloucestershire and now lives in Somerset with her family.