Part of the Puffin Modern Classics series
Kitty Killin is not only a good storyteller but also the World's Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends.
That's why she's sent to talk to Helly Johnston in the dark privacy of the lost property cupboard, and why she tells the story of her mother and Gerald Faulkner.
W 1989 LA Carnegie Medal
W 1990 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize