A missing girl. A Faerie game. An abandoned baby.
Once upon a time, Alison Watts made a promise. She’s been waiting for the right moment to tell her daughter, but when Alison’s taken ill, her time runs out.
How do you tell a secret no-one will believe?
The Changeling Tree is the first magical instalment in the real-world fantasy Changeling Tree series. If you like tangled time-lines, Faerie bargains and family sagas, you’ll love Frances Evelyn’s intriguing story.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I've always loved time-travel stories where two people in a relationship experience events in a different order, so I wanted to explore what would happen if four generations of the same family lived their lives out of synch. Traditional tales tell of people coming back from the Faerie world to find that years have passed without them, so there was a natural fit between time-travel and the little people. I was also inspired by the Leicester legend of Black Annis, who lived in a cave she'd scratched with her own fingernails and snatched children who wandered alone in the woods.