When James hid in the Nothing Shop he didn't expect to find anyone there. It was just an empty shop to hide in for a moment. And he didn't expect to find himself buying a box of nothing, the very best quality nothing (the man said), a bit of the original nothing which was there before the universe began. But from that adventure flowed James's whole adventure on the Dump, his meeting with the odd but friendly creature that called itself the Burra, with the terrible rat-general and with the alarming gull people, until the final race across the desert to the beginning (or the end) of everything.
©1985 Peter Dickinson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.