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Letters from the Lighthouse Award-winning

by Emma Carroll (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 10 - 13 years

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From the queen of historical fiction, Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll is a stunningly evocative wartime drama, and sure to keep you breathlessly reading to its very last page.

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.

‘A gripping adventure.’ Guardian

‘A triumph.’ The Bookseller

‘Carroll sews together accessible history with a cracking plot and a character to love in the strong, principled Olive.’ The Times, Children’s Book of the Week

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Product Details

Catalogue number

5846 in Books and Resources for Schools 2021

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780571327584

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Date published

July 6th, 2017

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Middle years; 8.0 points

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  • 304 pages

Condition

New

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