by: Gordon Smith

This is something new and different from Gordon Smith, a story about loss and grief, and the power of nature to heal. Our hero, Dill, is a young boy whose sister has died and he and his parents have moved to a remote cottage in the countryside to try to recover. Dill enjoys exploring the wild landscape of the Dip-n-Dells with his trusty spaniel, Bramble and, with the help of his grandmother, Dill learns a magical language that allows him to befriend the animals he meets and uncover the secrets of the mystical landscape around him. As his friends in nature help him to understand the cycles of life and death, the cloud of sadness surrounding Dill begins to lift. Determined to share this gift with his parents, Dill and his friends set out to bring light back into their lives. In doing so, he finds out that where love is involved, anything is possible...This charming story would be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

272pp, 198 x 130 mm, Paperback, 2023, RRP £10.99