Tikki wants to give her new human friend, Jan, a precious gift. BUT - fairies are forbidden to touch humans, still less make magic for them!
The Fairy Queen says that all humans want are favours. And only she has the power to give - or take - life. Tikki doesn't care!
Eight years later, Jan and her fairy child discover that Tikki is being cruelly punished. They must rescue her. But how will they ever free the fairy from the deadly power of the Tyrant Queen...?
Lynne Reid Banks was born in London in 1929. She was an actress in the early 1950s and later became one of the first two women TV News reporters in Britain. She is a best-selling author for both children and adults, and has written over thirty books, including The L-Shaped Room.
Lynne Reid Banks has three grown-up sons and lives in Dorset and London with her sculptor husband, Chaim Stephenson.