As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything.
That was the day Dido – aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old – met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.
The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own.
Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family Dido dreamed of.
They were normal.
An exploration of the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and the complicated way in which children form ideas about who they want to be, this is a nostalgic read which encourages self-belief and perseverance as encountered by a strikingly vibrant child narrator.