Spooky Reads this October

Posted by Olivia Jeggo on Wednesday October 13th, 2021

Over here in the coop, it's officially SPOOKY SEASON!

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OUR CASTLE BY THE SEA is chosen as the FIRST Indie Children's Book of the Month

Posted by Jazz on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

We are very proud to announce that Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange is the FIRST EVER Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month!  (more…)

Our Castle by the Sea

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 …

NaNoWriMo Nov Day 18: Lucy Strange

Posted by Jazz on Friday November 18th, 2016

Today the author of the stunning The Secret of Nightingale Wood, Lucy Strange, is sharing her top writing tips for all aspiring writers.  (more…)

The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!

Posted by Jazz on Saturday October 1st, 2016

Introducing The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange – a gorgeous, haunting winter read, and now Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!  (more…)

Secret of Nightingale Wood

1919. Henry has moved to the countryside with her parents and her baby sister, Piglet – all still scarred by the death of her brother. Alone in her head, she begins to explore her surroundings, encouraged by her only friends – characters from her favourite books. Nobody much notices when she wanders into the woods at the bottom of the garden and meets Moth, a striking witch-like woman. Together they form a bond that could help Henry save her family.

Lucy Strange

Lucy Strange worked as an actor, singer and storyteller before becoming a secondary school English teacher. She lives in the Kent countryside with her partner James, their baby boy and a tortoiseshell cat known as the Moo. Lucy is the author of four middle-grade novels: Sisters of the Lost Marsh, Our Castle by the Sea, The Secret of Nightingale Wood and The Ghost of Gosswater.