Dustbin Baby

All April knows about her past is that she is ‘the Dustbin Baby’, abandoned in an alleyway at birth. Now she’s living with foster mother Marion, who’s as old-fashioned as the museum she works in. It’s the morning of April’s fourteenth birthday, and she’s expecting a mobile phone. Her friends all have them: with one, she’ll almost feel normal. When technophobe Marion gives her earrings, it’s the last straw.


Bunking school, April sets out on a journey through her past. On the way, it becomes clear that April doesn’t really need to know where she comes from: she needs to know where she belongs.