I was daunted by the opportunity to write a follow on from E Nesbit’s classic story, but loved creating a new adventure to take place beside the railway line at Three Chimneys, inventing new characters and meeting many old ones too.
Set in WW2, 12-year-old Edie is nervous at the prospect of being sent to live with an unknown aunt in the countryside whilst her mother Phyllis flies planes for the ATA. However, Aunt Roberta welcomes Edie with open arms, along with Greta and Gus, two fellow evacuees. Together, the three children come to love their new home in Yorkshire. But does a dark secret lurk at the heart of the village… and are Greta and Gus hiding a secret of their own?