1. Where did the narrator live growing up? At what point did his family move?
The narrator lived in two houses growing up. The first he lived in for seven years, from when he was five until he was twelve. That house was knocked down, and a second house was built at the bottom of the garden.
2. How does the narrator describe the lane that he drives in the Prologue?
The lane is a single track packed with earth and knobby, bone-like flints. There are brambles and briar roses on each side or a stand of hazels or a wild hedgerow.
3. How does the narrator describe his seventh birthday party in Chapter 1?
No one comes to the narrator’s birthday party, so he eats a slice of cake along with his sister and one of her friends. Then he opens his presents.
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