Skallagrigg unites Arthur, a little boy abandoned many years ago in a grim hospital in northern England, with Esther, a radiantly intelligent young girl who is suffering from cerebral palsy; and with Daniel, an American computer games genius. Skallagrigg – whatever the name signifies, or whoever he is – will come to transform their lives. And William Horwood’s inspired, heart-rending story of rescue and redemptive love will undoubtedly touch his readers’ lives, based as it is on a real-life story.
‘Some of the passages would wring tears from a stone but they are tears of recognition, not pity’ The Observer
Viking 1987 ISBN 0670801321
Penguin 1988 ISBN 0140231773