Karen Preston has been a teacher and a call-centre team leader; now she sits with her muse at her keyboard writing stories of Tremalor. Since the publication of her first novel, she feels she has finally followed her parents’ advice and ‘got a real job’.
Fifteen-year-old Alys woke up the morning after her final-year school prom with a hangover. She escapes her parents’ knowing looks to her favourite place, the meadow. Arriving at the willow tree, she daydreams of the summer ahead, wondering what it might hold. Suddenly, she spots two puppies playi...