Magda is left with her Aunt Bridget by her father who works at sea but promises to come back so her, her sisters and brother can all be together again as a family. However knowing that her father didn't always speak the truth began to realise this wasn't true and was treated with utter cruelty by her Aunt Bridget but then is given a choice of a new life with the lady who lives across the way.
However she knows Aunt Bridget has something of hers which has details of where her sisters and brother are and wants it so she can finally find them and be together with them again.
Great book, you will need your tissues for this one in some parts, but a great read.
I give the book 10/10.