H. S. Norup is the award-winning author of The Hungry Ghost and The Missing Barbegazi - a Sunday Times Book of the Year in 2018. She grew up in Denmark, where she devoured fairy tales and escaped into books. After living in six different countries, she now resides in Switzerland and writes stories inspired by her travels, set in the borderlands between the real and imaginary worlds. When she's not writing or reading, she spends her time outdoors either skiing, hiking, swimming or taking photos.
A gorgeous book... Full of magic, charm and wonder ? Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear
The moment Alfred arrives at his granny's cottage, he feels like he's being watched. The surrounding forests teem with unfamiliar life - even odd little faerie creatures only Alfred can see. It's only when free-spirited Saga bursts into his life that he learns to appreciate the strange beauty around him.
But this special world is under threat: Alfred's dad is working on a project to dig a giant motorway tunnel through the landscape. As he joins Saga in the protests against this project, Alfred draws ever closer to the perilous world of the faerie creatures, following a thread that will lead him deep into mysteries from his family's past