The war is over, summer has arrived and Alice is filled with hope that life with her family will finally return to rmal. However, as peace is negotiated overseas, thing at home goes as expected. Mama loses her job at the bank, the country is gripped with the deadly Spanish Influenza, and the role of the Fairy Sw Queen in the local dance recital causes problems between Alice and her best friend, Jilly. Even the return from Europe of Teddy, Alice's big brother, can't fix everything...or can it?
Davina Bell is the series editor of Our Australian Girl and author of the Alice series of Our Australian Girl books, set in WA and focusing on WWI and its impact on a family. Lucia Masciullo has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.