New 2011 20th Anniversary edition of the 1992 Bisto Book of the Year award winner.
What a summer it is for Alan! He wasn’t much looking forward to living in the country, not after spending all of his life in Dublin. And when he finds that his next-door neighbours are two very old ladies, he is not much happier. Then he find a mysterious locked room in his house and hears about the ghost of a boy called Albert who died tragically. When Lily and Esme, the two old ladies, start calling him Albert, he begins to get worried but is determined to solve the mystery. With the help of his new friend, Lisa, and some friendly grown-ups, he unearths the story of another seventy years before and is at last able to give his new friends their dearest wish. The Summer of Lily and Esme is both moving and funny.
Winner of the Bisto Book of the Year Award 1992