Published by Oxford University Press

Anger. True anger, the sort where nothing else matters is usually indicated by shouting, red faces, noise and confusion.

This book is about the power of anger.

The power of revenge.

Families and real friendship.

It is a tale of power. The use of power for good and the not so good.

It is the story of Ned Harrison Arkle-Smith, his two sisters and his parents who have decided that they can no longer continue to live together as husband and wife.

Though rather than sell their home, with its large staircase and hall, they decide to keep the family together by splitting the house between them. So when Ned returns from a trip away, he finds his home divided by walls. The front hall now has two doors. One for his Dad, the other for his Mum and the year will be split with him and sisters visiting each parent on alternate weeks.

This is not how things are supposed to be.  Ned can’t see why things can’t be the way they were. He can’t understand his sisters either and when he finds his best friend has made new friends, and has new interests from the summer, his anger grows.

Written in the first person this is also a brilliant book about parents. Who on the whole do try to make things as right as they can. Its about change, friendship and dealing with things.