It’s 1953. Elsie lives with her Nan. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes. Then Nan and Elsie both fall ill and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the hospital. Confined to bed, Elsie invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends – including Queenie, the hospital’s majestic white cat.
Jacqueline Wilson Queenie