This novel charts a fictitious summer term through the eyes of Sylvie, a community school nurse working in Soho, London.
Sylvie and her stretched but resourceful team strive to serve the diverse children and families who live and work in this contemporary London setting.
Based in a magnificent, dilapidated old building which becomes central to the plot, and beset by diminishing funds and a tide of need that threatens to overwhelm, the team hit on an idea to make the summer term go with a bang, offering first aid classes after school in Soho Square. The initiative gathers pace and serves as a natural back drop to the everyday extraordinariness of these children's lives.
Sylvie's best friend and confidante is Finn, who in contrast to the London narrative, lives in Cromer Norfolk, where she is trying to establish a beach café on the windswept coast. These two worlds become increasingly interwoven when tragedy strikes at the heart of the community.
The tone of the novel is funny, sad and surreal, holding the health and wellbeing of children at its heart and offering authentic insight into the lives of London children today.