Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful.
But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. For lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of schoolgirls.
Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?
An beautiful, life-affirming novel about bravery, hope and the wildness that lives in us all.
Katherine Rundell was born in 1987 and grew up in London, Southern Africa and Brussels. She graduated with a double first in English from St Catherine's College, Oxford, worked for a brief stint on the South Bank Show and in 2008 was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own, slightly feral, childhood there. She is currently writing a second novel alongside academic work on the letters of John Donne.