New title from Eliot Press
The Grown Up Children's Home
“It’s an old house,” Mr Fletcher said. “It’s what old houses do.”
“Old houses creak,” said Zack. “They don’t burp and fart.”
When Jenny receives a key in the post from her elderly aunt Doris, labelled with the address of Doris’ childhood home, little can she imagine what it will open and what, in the end, it will lead to. The same can be said of Mr Fletcher when he receives the keys for his new home; a near-derelict house which, 70 years before, was that same childhood home of Doris, her family and a large group of trolls. Doris has dementia and lives in a care home where evil Pipistrella Clout works as a nurse. Pipistrella’s mother was friends with Doris at school and, throughout her life, told Pipistrella about the trolls and a box of treasure hidden in her house. When Pipistrella thinks she sees a troll, she starts to believe the story is true and when Mr Fletcher finds a troll living beneath the bathroom floor, the whole world begins to share in the magic of Doris’ childhood. But what does it all mean and what will happen when the magic comes to an end?