Grace put out her hand, almost touching the mirror. Her image did the same.'There's another world in there.''We could float in and out of it.'Deep in a Derbyshire valley live two girls, twins, so alike they seem like one person, even their family can't tell them apart. But tragedy is waiting. When the valley is sold to be flooded for a huge dam, the villagers are forced to leave their homes. Deep secrets are uncovered. New characters enter their lives and desires, love and grief come to the surface.
Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.
"We should treasure writers like Berlie Doherty who are incapable of writing a mediocre sentence"
"Berlie Doherty has a magic in her . . . she uses words as if language had just been invented"
"Berlie Doherty is a superb writer"
"This is the kind of story that resonates with readers long after the final page, and highly recommended."
"[Berlie Doherty's] graceful, lyrical prose just floats from the page and you lose yourself in the worlds she creates"
The Bookbag - Jill Murphy