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The Colour of Shadows

"A moving portrayal of a teenager coming to terms with a secret about her mother that her father decided to keep from her . . . was he right to do so? Saffron must work that out . . ."

A moving portrayal of a teenager coming to terms with a secret about her mother that her father decided to keep from her . . . was he right to do so? Saffron must work that out . . .

Seventeen year old Saffron discovers a secret in the attic – a secret that changes both her past and her future…

Having believed ten years ago that her mother had become ill and subsequently died, Saffron learns that her mother is in fact alive and well. Angry at the years of deceit from her father and step mother, she goes in search of the truth about her mother – and leaves home.

Homeless and alone, Saffron has to deal with the mental turmoil and anger at her father as she processes the lies she has been told. And then Saffron comes face to face with the dangers of being a homeless teenage girl . . .

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ISBN Ebook: 9781471407628
ISBN Paperback: 9781471407611

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Phyllida Shrimpton

Phyllida Shrimpton is a full-time mother of a teenage daughter and currently lives inEssex with her husband, their rescued Newfoundland and small badly behaved JackRussell.

She achieved a postgraduate degree in HumanResource Management, but soon jumped ship to work with teenagers, includingstudents with Asperger's syndrome, on an Essex-based agricultural college farmbefore eventually moving to live temporarily in the Netherlands. She is also anartist. Sunflowers in February isher first novel.