Sadie is Protestant, Kevin is Catholic - and on the tense streets of Belfast their lives collide. It starts with a dare - kids fooling around - but soon becomes something dangerous. Getting to know Sadie Jackson will change Kevin's life forever. But will the world around them change too? This is the first of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books.
Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Belfast where she lived until she was eighteen. She began to write when she was eleven years old and always wanted to be a writer. She is particularly well-known for the Kevin and Sadie titles, beginning with THE TWELFTH DAY OF JULY, which are set against the troubled background of Ireland. Joan was given an MBE for distinguished service to children's literature. She lives in Edinburgh.