Hailsham is a school which has, for many years, kept a secret within its walls. Kathy, Ruth and Tommy are just three of its very special pupils. We travel with them through their school lives to adulthood as the reason for
their existence is gradually revealed. A sad book, but the care the children from Hailsham show for each other is touching. Ishiguro's touch is light and low key - he leaves the emotional reactions for the reader.