Letters from the Lighthouse: ‘THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION’ Guardian
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Letters from the Lighthouse: ‘THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION’ Guardian

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We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month 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.

Letters from the Lighthouse: ‘THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION’ Guardian Reviews | Toppsta

9780571327584
  • ISBN: 9780571327584
  • Pub Date: 1st June 2017
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Imprint: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 288

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About Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll is a bestselling middle-grade author, the “Queen of historical fiction” according to BookTrust, and a favourite with children, teachers and critics. 

Emma started out as a secondary school teacher but has also worked as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes  into filofax paper and is now a full-time writer.

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