When Percy and Betty Harlency abandon their seedy Streatham pub, for the Copper Kettle Tearoom in Kent, life for their daughter April changes dramatically. She is befriended by the wonderfully dangerous Ruby, whose red hair and brutal home life emphasise her love of fire, and by the immaculately dressed Mr Greenridge who likes to follow her around the village. Mingling the innocent with the sinister and laced with the tragic and the bizarre, this is a rare evocation of a 1950s childhood.a#39;Show me your hoofa#39; had become a code for Betty and me, meaning dona#39;t open the door to a stranger. As Percy and ... A madman was hiding in the toilet or the garden shed with an axe, waiting to creep towards the back door. I tried to read.
|Title||:||The Orchard on Fire|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2012-10-31|