A beguiling street boy in a Kampala market. An innocent victim reaching out in despair. What do they mean to Birdie and how can she help when her own life is being torn down around her?
When Birdie and her family are thrown out of Uganda by the tyrant Idi Amin they lose everything. London seems cold and inhospitable. The future looks bleak.
But then an unexpected invitation to a weekend in the country arrives from Jack's old Cambridge University friends and life starts to look up. Birdie resolves to succeed in her new life - until a disturbing incident brings back echoes from Amin's reign of terror and Birdie finds she needs to make choices.
A poignant tale following Birdie's journey from her comfortable life in 1970s Uganda to a new beginning in England, and the lessons she learns about kindness and hope along the way.
Some Reader Reviews:
'Riveting and emotional'
'Read the whole book in a day. Absolutely could not put it down!'
'This will be the book I recommend to our Book Club when we resume meeting… It is magical'
'Beautifully written, a real page turner'
'Her family and acquaintances will touch your heart and have you thinking about them in between reads'
'Wonderful story-telling, rich with colour and detail. A compelling read.'
'I'm recommending it to all my friends'