Mal Peet has written a number of books for teenagers - three about a football journalist, and also the amazing, beautiful book Tamar. (Everyone who has read this book, loves it. Beautiful, moving, gripping - it is set in the Second World War and in present day Devon, and tells the story of one family and particularly a young woman who discovers secrets about her grandfather, and consequently learns more about herself.)
Mal was brought up in Norfolk and this much awaited new book is an autobiographical coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mal visited Farlingaye School, Woodbridge at lunchtime followed by this evening event at Browsers Bookshop.