A Spoonful of Jam
Set in 1947, the story opens with 12-year-old Elsie, a misfit scholarship student at a girls' grammar school. To avoid a gang of bullies during the summer holidays, she eagerly accepts a role in a play at the local theatre. Friendship, family life and childhood insecurities are explored with warmth and humour.
By the author of Goodnight Mister Tom.