What a summer it is for Alan!
He wasn't much looking forward to living in the country,
not after spending all of his life in Dublin.
And when he finds that his next-door neighbours
are two very old ladies, he is not much happi er.
Then he finds a mysterious locked room in his house and
hears about the ghost of a boy called Albert who died tragically.
When Lily and Esme, the two old ladies, start calling him Albert,
he begins to get worried but is determined to solve the mystery.
With the help of his new friend, Lisa, and some
friendly grown-ups, he unearths the story
of another summer seventy years before and
is at last able to give his new friends their dearest wish.
The Summer of Lily and Esme is both moving and funny.
'If there is such thing as an instant classic,
then this is one' Books Ireland
'Compelling...a rare achievement'
The Irish Times
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