Created: 14th August, 2015

The Unforgotten Coat

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Publisher: Walker

When two Mongolian brothers Chingis and Nergui turn up at her school, they insist that Julie becomes their Good Guide. She takes her duties seriously, learning about their country along the way. The story is told from her viewpoint, typed on paper that looks like a school exercise book. Photographs taken by Chingis with a Polaroid camera are reproduced but are they really pictures of Mongolia? And who or what is the demon of which Nergui is so afraid? A sad story which has a touching ending, interlaced with this author’s characteristic humour.