307pp., paperback, Oxford, 2020
A novel for Young Adults. Ally, a young English girl on holiday in eastern Africa, makes friends with local teenager Leli, who introduces her to the world of his village and the offshore island, Kisiri.
"... a rich and gripping novel that explores the lasting impact of colonialism, the horrors of animal poaching and the effects of tourism on local communities in East Africa." The Scotsman
Author and editor Beverley Birch grew up in Kenya. Her books for children and young adults include Rift, The Keeper of the Gate, Night of the Fire, Lilies and Sea Hawk, Sea Moon, and two volumes of retellings of Shakespeare's stories. She lives on the east coast of England.