Penelope Farmer published her first book of short stories for children, The China People, in 1960. The Summer Birds, the first of several books in which Farmer writes about Charlotte or her sister Emma, was published in 1963 and received a Carnegie Medal commendation. In addition to writing novels for adults and children, Farmer has edited several literature anthologies. She lives in London.
As if starting a new boarding school isn’t disorienting enough, Charlotte wakes up one morning to discover she’s been transported back in time to 1918. An eerie and suspenseful story about figuring out who you really are.