Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington, already look after ten children. When Constable O’Dowd brings her an eleventh orphan he found on the streets, Ma Bigsby is reluctant to take her. But there’s something about Elfie, it’s the first day of a new century and Ma loves a mystery. What had Elfie’s mother to do with her pub and why does she possess a little water colour of the Pig and Whistle? As the mystery unravels, Elfie’s world will change completely.
Shortlisted for The Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards and for the UKLA Children’s Book Awards.