A stunning new children’s novel from the Costa Award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird.
PRAISE FOR ASHA AND THE SPIRIT BIRD:
‘An evocative debut novel … satisfyingly classic in feel’ GUARDIAN
‘A heartfelt and mystical children’s adventure story.’ TELEGRAPH
Xanthe loves visiting her gran in her flat with its rooftop garden.
But Nani is becoming forgetful – and Xanthe wishes she could help her, if only she knew how.
A mysterious cat shows her a way. It leads Xanthe to clues about Nani’s childhood, and how, long ago, she had to escape her old life in Africa for a new one in Britain …
- The fourth novel by bestselling, Costa Award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan; author of Asha & the Spirit Bird, Tamarind & the Star of Ishta and Aarti & the Blue Gods
- Follows archaeology-obsessed Xanthe as she uncovers her family’s secrets
- A tale of secrets, family, refugees, belonging and love
- Set in a tower block in Nottingham, bringing Jasbinder’s trademark magical realism to an urban, everyday setting