A new arrival quickly becomes a rival, with potentially tragic consequences, in this evocative wartime novel. When her older sisters leave home, Doreen gets a room of her own - at last! But it's 1941, the cities are threatened by Nazi air raids and, to Doreen's dismay, Mum has decided to take in an evacuee. Rhoda Kelly is a year older than Doreen, has a boyfriend in the Army and, worse still, is a talented singer. Forced to share a room - and the limelight - tensions grow between the two girls, erupting finally into bitter conflict...with potentially tragic consequences. This is the third and final story in the Pigeon Summer trilogy, following the fortunes of the Dyer family before and during World War II.