Shropshire, 1662: Seventeen-year-old Will Heywood comes home to begin an apprenticeship arranged by his wealthy father. Susanna Thorn, a young Quaker girl, leaves her family to become a servant in the same town.
Will and Susanna meet and fall in love, but face opposition on all sides. Theirs is a story that speaks across the centuries, telling of love and the struggle to stay true to what is most important – in spite of parents, society and even the law.
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award.
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