From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
At school they called her Porky on account of the pigs her family kept outside their bungalow near Heathrow. But she felt no different – not until she realised she was losing her innocence in a way that none of her friends could possibly imagine. Only a child robbed of her childhood can know too late what it means to be loved too little and loved too much…
"Illuminates with great compassion how love can so easily go off the rails"
"At once eerily exuberant and bleak, this is a compassionate, tough book"
"Deborah Moggach conveys with chilling skill the process by which a fundamentally bright, decent child becomes infested by corruption"