Adapting to life by the sea is difficult for Cat and her sister Ana. Cat feels responsible for Ana - particularly when the bullying starts. But she has her own life to sort out too. The boy down the road, Sebastian, seems interested in her - but Cat suspects his motives.
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Since deciding she wanted to be a writer at the age of seven, Julia Clarke wrote her first novel in 1987 after a circuitous route which included spells as a nanny, librarian, barmaid, cook at a remote Scottish country mansion, drama teacher, actress, theatre usherette, stage manager, cashier, wardrobe mistress and secretary to an astrologer. After travelling widely in Afghanistan and India, Julia married and had two children. She now lives on a farm in North Yorkshire with a dog, rabbits and hens. Her hobbies include theatre, music, walking, reading, travel and cooking.Review:
Praise for Julia's first book, THE STARLING TREE: "... a real find. Enormously affecting, it takes you straight to the emotional vortex of teenage life and the anguish of unrequited longing" The Guardian "Julia Clarke is a welcome new voice in teenage fiction" T2
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Book Description Flamingo, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bianca is dressed in white, like a delicate orental bird that has landed here by accident. Before she speaks she lights a cigarette. She only smokes when she's upset. "We're going to have a complete break from London. We're leaving." Cat no longer recognises her life. Uprooted from the city by their actress mother, she and her younger sister Ana must adapt to living by the sea in Yorkshire. Nothing is the same - it's hard to tell friends from enemies, and truth from lies. Soon Cat finds herself caught up in conflicts as powerful as the breakers pounding the shore. Bookseller Inventory # 020886