Follows the fortunes of Nona, her mother and Nona's younger sister Sharon. The family runs away together to the seaside village in Wales which was the focus of Nona's mother's own childhood happiness. The author also wrote "Midnight Blue", winner of the 1990 Smarties Prize.
Used availability for Pauline Fisk's Telling the Sea
February 1992 : UK Hardback
February 2002 : UK Paperback
February 1993 : UK Paperback
December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition