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Hard Stew always gets what he wants, but he’s not the only thing chasing Davey. There’s also a secret – the sort that jumps up on you and is more frightening than a hundred Hard Stews. The sort you’ve got to stare in the face. If you’ve got the guts…

Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award and the Angus Award.

Reviews

Ashley's great gift is to turn what seems to be low-key realism into something much stronger and more resonant. It has something to do with empathy, compassion, an undimmed thirst for decency and justice
The Guardian