Healer - Peter DickinsonVictor Gollancz, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “The touch of her hands can heal. Or can it? Pinkie Proudfoot is only a child, but to some people she seems to have this extraordinary gift, so they set up the Foundation of Harmony to help her make use of it. But to Barry Evans, a sixteen-year-old who had struck up an odd friendship with Pinkie when they were both still at school, it seems that the Foundation really exists to exploit Pinkie, and her gift, and the sick people who pay large fees to come there. When he learns what the Foundation is doing to Pinkie, he decides that by hook or by crook he must get her out. But is that his only reason? Or does he too want to take Pinkie over in order to solve his own problem, a threat inside himself quite as dangerous as anything that he has to cope with in the ‘real’ world? This is a strange and powerful adventure, but much more than that. As usual with a book by Peter Dickinson, the ideas are as exciting as the events of the story.”