When her mother dies, little Enid must stay with her posh relations, the Erbins, in their mansion. Enid finds herself having to rely on her native wit, and mother’s advice, to survive Uncle Horace, Aunty Celia and, above all, their teenage son Geraint.
Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff. The Hiding Place (Picador, 2001; ISBN 9780330480413) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The book was also adapted for Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime. Her other Picador novels are Remember Me (2005; ISBN 9780330493468), Winterton Blue (2008; ISBN 9780330493482) and The Song House (2011; ISBN 9780330461047). She lectures at UEA in Norwich.