When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century earlier. Unravelling, it will transform the younger Tamar's life...
"This sombre and distinguished book is as fine a piece of storytelling as you are likely to read this year." The Guardian
"A novelist of immense gift and versatility."Achuka
Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His most recent book for young adults is Life: An Exploded Diagrama. A writer and illustrator, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham. He lives in Devon with his family.