When Annie's nephew and his wife set out to go to London to find work, their two small children, a little boy and his older sister, are brought down to spend the summer with their grand-aunt. A summer of adventure, pain, delight and ultimately epiphany unfolds in this poignant and exquisitely told story of innocence, loss and reconciliation.
Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His play The Steward of Christendom, first produced in 1995, won many awards and has been seen around the world. He is the author of two highly acclaimed novels, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998) and Annie Dunne (2002). His most recent play, Whistling Psyche, premiered at The Almeida, London, in 2004.
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