Annal: 1983 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Results of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the year 1983.

Book:The Village by the Sea (Anita Desai)

The Village by the Sea

Anita Desai

With their mother ill and their father permanently drunk, Hari and Lila have to earn the money to keep house and look after their two young sisters. In desperation, Hari runs away to Bombay, leaving Lila to cope alone.

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