Nell leaves home for the first time in her life to stay with her relations she barely knows, and finds herself travelling further than she imagined.

She is taken to a mysterious island where she meets a homesick ghost and his grandson, Dylan, the swimmer. But strangest of all is the lame owner of the island, Mr Zed, who has built a pillar of stars that call to Nell in the sad and sometimes frantic whispers.

The long-awaiting sequel to Ultramarine, which was acclaimed as ‘A rich and magical book with a strong emotional resonance.’
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First Published 1992 by Methuen Children’s Book Ltd
Published 1993 by Mammoth
Reprinted 1993,1994

ISBN 0 7497 1288 0