Letters From the Lighthouse


by Emma Carroll

‘A gripping adventure’ – The Guardian

‘Has the feel of a classic’ – The Sunday Times

‘The go-to writer for middle-grade historical fiction’ – BookTrust

Suitable for ages 9+. Would appeal to older readers as well.

Paperback: 280 pages

Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd., 2017

Language: English

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We weren’t supposed to be going to the pictures that night…not when German bombs had been falling like pennies from a jar.

February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he’s not used to company and he certainly doesn’t want any evacuees.

Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she’s desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.

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Dimensions 12.9 × 2.2 × 19.7 cm

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