In the grimy London docklands of 1935, eleven-year-old Dominic Walker has stopped speaking. Life with an ailing mother, an unemployed father, and unanswered questions about the war that haunts his family lead him to retreat into a world of silence. Then Uncle Roo invites Dominic and his sister to spend the summer on the Cornish coast. In a boarding house full of eccentrics, the children discover a free-thinking, unstructured way of life unlike any they have known before. The idyllic holiday is threatened when a village ...

Medina Hill 2009, Tundra Books (NY), Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780887768880