OUR CASTLE BY THE SEA is chosen as the FIRST Indie Children's Book of the Month
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
The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!
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 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 three middlegrade novels, Our Castle by the Sea and The Secret of Nightingale Wood and The Ghost of Gosswater. Her second book, Our Castle by the Sea was shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019, and was chosen as the first ever Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month.