Author(s): Sarah Lean
Some friendships are meant to be...A story about family, friendship and belonging, from bestselling author, Sarah Lean. Hope lives with her artist mum in the Pyrenees. It's always been just the two of them...until Frank - a free-spirited traveller - arrives with his donkey, Harry. Hope and Frank form a close bond, so it's hard for both of them when Frank decides it's time to move on. Hope questions what she is to Frank. He's not her dad, but he was more than just her mum's boyfriend. Except, there's no name for that kind of pair...Hope promises to look after Harry and, slowly, another special pair is made - one that makes Hope realise that some friendships become part of you and, even when someone is far away, they are always near to your heart.
Praise for Sarah Lean: "... beautifully written and moving without being mawkish. A talent to watch." - The Bookseller Buyers Guide "touching, reflective and lyrical." - Sunday Times, Culture "Sarah Lean's graceful, miraculous writing will have you weeping one moment and rejoicing the next." - Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan
Sarah Lean grew up in Wells, Somerset but now lives in Dorset with her husband, son and dog. She has worked as a page-planner for a newspaper, a stencil-maker and a gardener, amongst various other things. She gained a first class English degree and became a primary school teacher before returning to complete an MA in Creative and Critical Writing with University of Winchester. A Dog Called Homeless was her first novel.