A timeless, inspirational journey to be travelled by inquisitive minds seeking to make sense of the world in which they live.

Holly and George sneak out of a gloomy bereavement party, held in memory of their sister Helen, who had died suddenly, a year earlier. Outside they meet six mischievous Magpies who whisk them away on a magical adventure to meet Helen in an unimaginably beautiful other-world. Here they come to understand how to live through their loss in a positive, playful and productive way.

The timeless secrets of the universe are revealed to them from all sorts of unexpected encounters: Old Harry – Helen’s kind, eccentric Guide; the dashing Jody – a young Kite-surfing expert; an Angel, the ever-present magpies, a Rock, a Lake, the Wind and many other colourful characters, who guide them towards an empowering and calm acceptance of life’s challenges, choices and delights.

“There are too few books like this that open the minds of young people to a positive, responsible and joyous attitude towards death, life, personal accountability and fulfilment of purpose.”
Eileen Scott   Author of ‘Soredia’

“A new realm of awareness in the ways we relate to living and dying”
Christine Allan   Principal Lecturer in Education, Leeds Met., Univ.