A beautiful, atmospheric novel set in the heat of Crete from the author of the highly acclaimed The House of Dust and Dreams. It is the late 1960s and after her strict English boarding school, Angel is delighted to be back on Crete, the island she loves. She and her friend Chrissi are planning to while away the long summer days as they've always done before, hanging out together, playing pranks on their unsuspecting neighbours and generally running wild on the mountainside. But when tragedy strikes at the heart of Angel's family, she and Chrissi resolve to run away together. For two girls on the brink of womanhood, the turmoil that is Greece at that time makes it a dangerous place to be. As Angel falls in love, tragedy strikes a second time... Following the success of The House of Dust and Dreams, Brenda Reid draws us back to Crete in this delightful coming of age story.