It is 1939. When Lyla is evacuated from her home in London to her great-aunt's enormous house in the West Country, she expects to be lonely.
She has never been to school nor had any friends, and her parents have been at the centre of a scandal.
But with the house being used to accommodate an entire school of evacuated schoolgirls, there's no time to think about her old life.
Soon there is a horse in a first-floor bedroom and a ferret in Lyla's sock drawer, hordes of schoolgirls have overrun the house, and Lyla finds out that friends come in all shapes and sizes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 25/07/2017
- Category: Animal stories
- ISBN: 9781509839599