Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback)Lucy Strange (author)
From the writer the gloriously eerie The Secret of Nightingale Wood - a former Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month – comes another period novel infused with the otherworldly and mystical. Set in wartime England, Our Castle by the Sea fuses military excitement with myth and folktale to create a truly mesmerising reading experience.
From the bestselling author of The Secret of Nightingale Wood comes an exciting wartime mystery entwined with magic and myth ...
England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart.
This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone ...
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 23 mm
'A beautiful story.' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave
'[A] mesmerising second novel' - The Telegraph
'A poignant and uplifting tale packed with adventure, atmosphereand intriguing characters.' - The Mail on Sunday
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“Good Children's War Story”
This is a well written children's war story that easily captures your head and heart.
Good characters and a very intriguing plot.
Happy to recommend on to others.
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“A gripping, beautiful written wartime adventure.”
This is another case of 'why haven't I read this sooner'? Published in 2019 and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020, 'Our Castle by the Sea' by Lucy Strange is a... More
“I haven't read a 9-12 book as good as this in a while - I could not put it down!”
Set on the south coast of England during WW2, Our Castle by the Sea follows the story of 12-year-old Petra as her life is turned upside down by the war. Her Dad is the keeper of the lighthouse that Pet has lived in... More
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