September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train for ‘a little holiday’.
Shirley is billeted in the country to live in the strange, deserted Red House with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley. Here, alongside two boys from Liverpool, Kevin and Archie, Shirley’s life will change forever.
A new adaptation of award-winning, bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson’s beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery.