A compelling and touching coming-of-age story set in the magnificent Australian outback.
"All my helpless, angry thoughts suddenly came together to form one word . . . one answer . . . Australia. On the other side of the world. An escape from everything . . ."
Stacey's life isn't great. Her dad's run off, she and her mum live alone in a poky flat, school's one big bore and her friends are all bad news. Then, out of the blue, a glamorous gran she's never met comes to visit - all the way from Australia. When Stacey gets the worst news yet, Grandma Glendine has the perfect solution . . .
Suddenly, Stacey's life in grey old London is swapped for the heat, dust, flies, and even scorpions and snakes, of the outback. Will all this (plus - yuck! - an outside toilet) prove too much for Stacey the city girl? And is her flashy, rich gran quite who she seems . . . ?