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“A marvellously powerful book. An unusually effective story which combines sensitivity, realism and horror.”
Books for Keeps
“History doesn’t get more real than this.”
The rugged west coast of Ireland seems like the perfect place for a holiday. But for Colins, Prill and their book-loving cousin Oliver, their brilliant holiday never happens. It's stiflingly hot and a foul smell of death and decay fill the air.
When Prill starts to have terrifying dreams of starving children and baby Alison becomes desperately ill, Oliver senses that something is very wrong. But even he doesn't know everything…
"A marvellously powerful book."
BOOKS FOR KEEPS
"History can't be made much more vivid than this."
This book was under heavy criticism while being studied as a GCSE Drama text. We found the theme of food to be tediously repetetive, the theme of horror to be unintentionally... Read morePublished on 21 May 2000