Nicknamed Porky at school, because of the pigs her family kept outside their home near Heathrow, the main character in this book is robbed of her childhood by knowing too late what it's like to be loved too little and loved too much.
At school they called her Porky on account of the pigs her family kept outside the bungalow near Heathrow. But she felt no diffrent - not until she realised she was losing her innocence in a way that none of her friends could possibly imagine. Only a child robbed of her childhood can know too late what it means to be loved too little and loved too much...
is the author of many successful novels including Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was made into a top-grossing film starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in North London.