Machine generated contents note: One.Clarry and Peter -- Two.Lessons and Stars -- Three.Journey to Summer -- Four.Rupert -- Five.Shilling Ticket -- Six.Swimming Lessons -- Seven.Growing Up -- Eight.Simon the Bony One -- Nine.The Miss Pinkses' Academy -- Ten.Girls Can Do Anything -- Eleven.Grammar-school Girl -- Twelve.Rupert in Uniform -- Thirteen.Over by Christmas -- Fourteen.Tripe Sausages -- Fifteen.Letters Home -- Sixteen.Simon Comes to Stay -- Seventeen.Photograph -- Eighteen.Horse Transport -- Nineteen.Lucy -- Twenty.Sausage Rolls -- Twenty-one.Saved by Books -- Twenty-two.Death of a Friend -- Twenty-three.How-do-you-spell-it? -- Twenty-four.More or Less Content -- Twenty-five.Clarry the Dark Horse -- Twenty-six.The Key to the Cricket Pavilion -- Twenty-seven.In Flanders -- Twenty-eight.Violet and the Pink Beret -- Twenty-nine.Peters Speech Day -- Thirty.Simon Enlists -- Thirty-one.Peters Plans and Clarry's Dreams -- Thirty-two.Clarry Visits Oxford --
Contents note continued: Thirty-three.Clarrys Butterflies -- Thirty-four.A Dog Called Rupert -- Thirty-five.Grandfather and Grandmother -- Thirty-six.Behind the Front Line -- Thirty-seven.Wild Run -- Thirty-eight.The Telegram -- Thirty-nine.Odysseus -- Forty.Rupert is Missing -- Forty-one.The Great Search -- Forty-two.Mr Rose -- Forty-three.A Friend with a Boat -- Forty-four.Facing the Music -- Forty-five.Miss Vane and Mr King -- Forty-six.Rupert Goes Back -- Forty-seven.The Death of a Giraffe -- Forty-eight.Armistice Day -- Forty-nine.Afterwards -- Fifty.Love to Everyone
Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?