Matilda Quartey is fourteen years old when sophisticated black Gold Coast lawyer, Robert Bannerman, sets eyes on her and resolves to take her as his second wife. For Julie, his first wife, this is a colossal slap in the face; for Matilda it is an abrupt - and cruel - end to childhood. Entwined with their story - by turns funny and heartbreaking - is that of Alan Turton, new ADC to the Governor and his dissatisfied wife, Audrey, a hard-drinking accident waiting to happen, who is appalled by her new life.Marilyn Heward Mills ...

Cloth Girl 2007, Sphere, London

ISBN-13: 9780751538151

Digital original

Mass-market paperback

Cloth Girl 2006, Little Brown and Co. (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780316731881