‘Heartbreaking, hopeful . . . nothing short of a joy’ Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of Open Water
Rupert’s eclectic charity shop, The Chest of Small Wonders, sits on an ever-changing high street in an ever-changing corner of London. He once had big dreams for the place, but times are tough, and without his beloved wife by his side he is close to giving up.
When lonely teenager Kwasi takes refuge in the shop, escaping school bullies and the watchful eyes of his extended family, the Chest becomes a place of possibility again. Man and boy unite to save the shop and an unexpected friendship begins, but as tensions escalate around them both Kwasi and Rupert must decide who their allies are and where their futures lie.
Lyrical, witty, moving and timely, To Fill a Yellow House is a story of community, friendship and the power of creativity and connection. It is as vibrant and surprising as the city it is set in and marks the arrival of a bright and bold new talent.
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