When Ren's mother realises that she's expecting her second child, she knows that Ren must be sent away. The tax on excess children is more than she can afford, and a relative, Greta, has offered Ren shelter in the north.
But the journey to Greta's goes terribly wrong, and Ren finds herself alone on the desolate moors. There she meets Brocket, Lil, Hilary and Mrs Gimmer. Like Ren, they are determined to remain concealed in the wilderness, away from the dangers of the cities.
All their lives are changed by the discovery of an abandoned baby. In their efforts to protect her, each of them must overcome their deepest fears . . .
June Oldham is the prize-winning author of more than a dozen books for children and adults. She was brought up in Lincolnshire, read English at university and has two children. June has taught in colleges of further education and enjoys walking on the moors. She is married to an actor and has lived in Yorkshire for over twenty years, where many of her novels are set.