An entertaining, thoughtful new novel from award-winning, best-selling Gwyneth Rees Eleven-year-old May's life changes dramatically when she leaves the city and moves to Thornton Hall, a big house in the countryside where her grown-up brother Ben has got the job of gardener - despite having been less than truthful about his qualifications! With her new friend, Alex, May discovers that life at the Hall isnt quite as simple as it seems. What lies behind the locked tower room door that housekeeper Mrs Daniels guards so closely? As May and Alex begin a journey of discovery, transforming the Hall's overgrown walled garden, Mrs Daniels starts to close in on Ben's little secret. Could May be about to lose Thornton Hall - just as she realises its power to be the making of both her and Alex? Biographies Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and was brought up in Scotland. She was a child and adolescent psychologist and has worked in various places, including Birmingham and London, but is now writing full time. Gwyneth is the author of MERMAID MAGIC, FAIRY DUST, FAIRY TREASURE, FAIRY DREAMS, COSMO AND THE MAGIC SNEEZE, COSMO AND THE GREAT WITCH ESCAPE, THE MUM HUNT, THE MUM DETECTIVE and MY MUM'S FROM PLANET PLUTO. She lives in London with her two cats.