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A Map of the Sky

A Map of the Sky

Author(s): Claire Wong

Location(s): North Yorkshire

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Kit doesn’t understand why his family has been uprooted to a remote coastal village in the North. Why did they leave so suddenly, and why has his Dad not joined them? At Askfeld Farm Guesthouse he meets an eclectic group of new neighbours and forms an unlikely friendship with Beth, who suffers from a chronic illness he does not understand. Kit learns that Beth, who cannot leave the guesthouse, is trying to draw a map from memory that shows all her favourite childhood haunts. Kit makes it his quest to help her remember by visiting places for her and hopes to solve the problems of the other guests along the way. But becoming a hero like the ones in his favourite books is trickier than it seems, especially when Kit has failed to grasp so much of what is happening around him… Can Kit work out that the person who really needs his help is much closer to home?

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An easy, undemanding and delightful read…

Author: MiriamSmith

“A Map of the Sky” written by Claire Wong is a delightful, undemanding, uplifting read set in North Yorkshire that is both atmospheric and a pleasure to read in equal parts. Living by the...

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Author: tripfiction

Three members of the Fisher family are relocating from London to North Yorkshire and their temporary stop is at AskFeld, a guest house just about overlooking the sea. Dad has stayed in London because...

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