|Principal category||YA Drama|
|Word count (approximate pages)||50,800 (131)|
|In Kindle, Epub or PDF formats||$2.50|
What will become of Jemima?
Wild Goose is the story of Jemima, a young girl growing up at the home of her grandparents in rural East Anglia. Beneath the surface of the seemingly tranquil and beautiful world of her childhood lurk bitter recriminations regarding her mother’s tragic death, while tragedy visits her own young life when her taciturn but much loved grandfather suddenly dies.
Jemima’s widowed father is an Oxford don who tutors English Literature and envisages his daughter following in his footsteps. She is politely uninterested and yet so eager to please this powerful figure that for a while she is prepared to abandon her true passion: that of the natural world.
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Jemima’s internal conflict erupts during her school exams and her distress at flunking them leads her to attempt suicide by drowning in the sea. The young Warden of a nearby Bird Observatory comes to her rescue. Rescuing her is to become rather a habit of his …