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Eight-year-old TC skips school to explore the city's overgrown, forgotten corners. Sophia, seventy-eight, watches with concern as he slips past her window, through the little park she loves. She's writing to her granddaughter, Daisy, whose privileged upbringing means she exists in a different world from TC - though the two children live less than a mile apart. Jozef spends his days doing house clearances, his nights working in a takeaway. He can't forget the farm he left behind in Poland, its woods and fields still a part of him, although he is a thousand miles away. When he meets TC he finds a kindred spirit: both lonely, both looking for something, both lost.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
ISBN: 9781408833551
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 16, 2013

A fresh eyed story. Melissa Harrison has given us a poignant tale in a big city setting but with an amazing awareness of the small wild places; the parks, the scruffy common land areas, the hedgerows, the treed roadsides. Throughout the human drama we are intensely aware of the elements; the sky ,rain, wind, frost, snow, stars, and the myriad of living creatures, from earthworms to foxes, playing out their dramas noticed by TC and Sophia and Josef but mostly unnoticed. a sad but somehow inevitable ending.

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