Author(s): Bernard Ashley
Nadine hates her new life. She doesn't speak the language, she can't understand what's going on, and more than anything, it's just not home. Especially since her father isn't here with them in the UK. But it just wasn't safe in Goma anymore, not with the uprising and the violence of the rebel soldiers. So Nadine tries to find something in her new life that will remind her of happy memories of Africa.
Bernard Ashley trained as a teacher before becoming a writer, and served thirty years as a headmaster in different parts of London. This experience gave way to many of the settings and themes in his writing. His first book The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the 'Other Award' (the alternative to the Carnegie Medal), with follow-up titles A Kind of Wild Justice and Running Scared being commended runners-up for the Carnegie Medal itself.