by Maria Goodin Read profile


Published 1st August 2018

Meg can’t remember anything about her childhood but her cookery-obsessed, fairytale-telling mother has filled her in on all the important details. Meg knows that her father was a French chef who died in a tragic pastry-making accident and that as a premature baby she was put on a sunny windowsill to ripen.

But, at eight years old, Meg rebels against this fictional life, determined to let logic rule every thought and deed.

Now on the verge of a scientific career, Meg is called home. Her mother is ill and as Meg spends one last summer rediscovering the truth about her childhood, she is faced with a humbling decision: to live in a cold harsh reality, or envelop herself in a wonderful world of make-believe.