Families don't come much stranger than Saffron's. The children are all named after paints on a colour chart, their mother spends most of her time locked in the garden shed, and the family home (inexplicably named 'Banana House') is teeming with guinea pigs. A few years previously, Saffy discovered that her brothers and sisters are actually her cousins (her real mother died when she was small), but it is her grandfather's death that suddenly triggers distant memories. Aided by her wheelchair-using neighbour Sarah, Saffy starts to investigate.
This is an uplifting story about an eccentric family encased in chaos, but also full of intense warmth and loyalty.