by Geraldine McCaughrean - £6.99 Usborne Publishing Ltd (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781409570516 | ISBN 10: 1409570517
When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work transmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games.
Soon Comity struggles to hold things together as events begin to spiral dangerously out of control.
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