Author(s): L. J. Adlington
Set in England, at the end of WW2, a powerful novel about identity, bravery and tolerance with messages that are as strong and relevant today as they were in 1946.
October, 1946. The Red Cross escort a group of child refugees from Europe to England. Among them is Brigitta - a serious, silent figure with worn clothes and a small cardboard suitcase containing a single grey glove. Arriving in London, Brigitta breaks from the group and runs . . .
Brigitta's mission: to reach Summerland Hall and find the one person who can solve a wartime mystery. But Summerland holds secrets and shadows of its own... and perhaps the key to a new life and new beginnings.
An extraordinarily rich tale of love, prejudice, truth and forgiveness, inspired by real events.
PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2019
Lucy Adlington is a writer and clothes historian. Her novels for teenagers, including The Diary of Pelly D, Burning Mountain and The Red Ribbon have been nominated and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Manchester Book Prize, the Leeds Book Prize and the Rotherham Book Award. She tours the UK with dress history presentations and writes history books for adults, including Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2: Ready for Action, and Stitches in Time: the Story of the Clothes We Wear.