Description - Dani's Diary by Narinder Dhami
Deepa's mother has just got married - and Deepa has acquired an awful new stepsister who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. To make things worse Deepa has to move house and school - to the same school as Lalita, her stepsister. She confides in her beloved gran, who gives her a special gift to help distract her from all the turmoil. It's a copy of her diary that she kept as a child, detailing everything happened to her when her family moved from India to England in the 1960s. It's in Punjabi, so Deepa knows she's going to have to work hard to read it but as soon as she starts she knows it'll be worth it. Reading about her gran's friendship with the mischevious Milly is hugely fun and soon it becomes clear there's even more to the story. Deepa will have to delve deep to figure out what really happened all those years ago - and specifically what happened to Milly. Can the past help with her future too?
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(194mm x 131mm x 16mm)
Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Narinder Dhami
Narinder was born and brought up in Wolverhampton, with two younger sisters. She went to Birmingham University and worked for about ten years as a primary school teacher. Always nurturing a talent for writing, she finally turned her attention to it full-time after winning several short story prizes. Her very first book was accepted by a publisher and she hasn't looked back since. he lives with her husband and their five cats in Cambridge.