Frank Inigo Savage simply wants to be alone and the top flat of Kensington Heights seems just the place. Until the other bizarre and eccentric inhabitants of the building start arriving on his doorstep.
And the Savage gets a visit from a homeless waif he meets in the local launderette called Korky.
Korky's intrusion on Savage's private world alters his whole existence. High above the London rooftops this strange and contradictory relationship blooms like an improbable flower and Savage begins to realise that the world can creep under even the most firmly closed doors.
'As ever in a Thomas novel, we constantly shift from tears to laughter and back again' Daily Express
' A moving and jolly book ... with hardly a dull moment and difficult not to be cheered by' Times