When Megan's father finally returns from Occupied Germany in the years following World War II, she should be pleased - shouldn't she? But she hardly knows her father, and his arrival means moving out of Nana's house into the city. Megan hates the changes to her life, yet when she has the opportunity to be the first member of her working-class family to go to Grammar School, it is her dad who is behind her all the way. Can Megan adapt to her new life, and take advantage of a changing Britain?
Emma was born and raised in Edinburgh. As a child she was a bookworm, and especially liked historical fiction - maybe that was why she chose to study history at university. Afterwards she lived and worked in London, Colorado (USA) and Cambridge, before settling in Leeds in Yorkshire. She still likes to go to America when she can (especially to California in the winter months). She is now a full-time author and lives with her husband and daughter. Emma has won the Rotherham Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award.