From the book jacket
: Set in England against the backdrop of World War II, this is a story of pursuit: of stolen goods, of missing years, and
of one womans forgotten history
From the book jacket: Seventy-two-year-old Winniehomeless and abandoned time and again by those
shes trustedwould say shes no trouble. She is content to let the days
go by, minding her own business, bothering no one. Winnie would rather not
recall the past and at her age doesnt see much point in thinking about the
future. But she is catapulted out of her exile when a young girl robs her of her
suitcase and her wigWinnies only material possessions. With nothing else
to show for her life, these few pieces are irreplaceable to her; she wants them
Winnie then embarks on a journey to find the thief, and what begins as a...
Beyond the Book
Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff, Wales, and lives in Norwich,
on the East coast of England.
As a little girl growing up in Cardiff, Trezza would listen to her Gozitan father recount tales and describe the
heat haze in Malta. Her first novel, The Hiding Place
, published in 2000, is
the story of a Maltese family living in Cardiff during the 1960s. It
won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for both
the Booker Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize
(for fiction). It has been translated into 14
Azzopardi's family are from Gozo, part of the country of...