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Alison is thirteen. Her mother has recently died; her Dad has just bought a house in the North 300 miles away from the world she knows. Brimming with resentment, she is determined to dislike the rambling old Coal House, home of the pit owner's family in Victorian times. But in the overgrown garden she meets a new friend, Tommy, cheerfully trespassing. With his help, she begins to gather some clues about the house's past owners and the tragedy in their lives. But who is the lonely figure that lurks in the shadows, looking longingly up at the house? Winner of the 1987 Whitbread Award
Peregrine crossed the lane and entered the portico of his theatre. He looked at the framed notice: Dolphin Theatre Reopening Shortly Under New Management. It hung immediately under the tatter of a Victorian playbill that he had seen on his first remarkable visit.
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