Publication year: 2019
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Long Preston : Magna, 2019.
ISBN: 9780750547291 (hbk.) : £20.99
Standard print edition originally published: London: Piatkus, 2018.
11-year-old Billy Clegg and his big sister Peggy disappear from their home in Leeds after a suspicious fire in a local mill. The owner says the children caused it by lighting fireworks on Mischief Night. Their widowed mother Betty, badly injured in the incident, doesn't know if her children are alive or dead. She prefers to think of them as being elsewhere. Following a series of accidents and adventures, the resourceful duo find themselves a long way away from bleak post-war Britain, earning a living in an entirely unexpected way. They make a success of their new lives but both of them are haunted by memories of the fire. It takes all the ingenuity of Betty's two determined suitors to reunite the family - but the complications don't end there.
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402 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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