Disappearing Home

Imprint: Tindal Street
Subject: Fiction

Disappearing Home

Deborah Morgan

A moving tale of an imperilled childhood and a young girl's strength of will

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9781906994853 (1 Mar 2012)
£8.99

About the book

Ten-year-old Robyn is the best shoplifter in the Liverpool tenement block she calls home. She's as tough as they come, but while she puts food on the table and tries to fit in at school, her mum and abusive step-father sleep off their hangovers at home.As often as she can, Robyn escapes to her nan's cosy flat on the other side of town, where she reads Anne of Green Gables and nibbles on tea and toast. But she can't stay there forever. And when her father's cruelty escalates at home she knows it's time to disappear. Pushed beyond endurance, Robyn sleeps rough on city backstreets, until help from a stranger offers the first steps to change in her terrorized life.

About the author

DEBORAH MORGAN lives in Liverpool with her family. Before taking up writing, she worked as a chambermaid, a bingo caller, a dressmaker and a primary school teacher.
Written at the instigation of legendary Liverpudlian filmmaker Terence Davies, the first chapter of Disappearing Home was the runner-up in the 'Pulp Idol' writing competition at Liverpool's Writing on the Wall Festival 2010, for which an editor from Tindal Street Press was a judge.

Additional Information

Imprint: Tindal Street
Subject: Fiction