Lucy Strange

Our Castle by the Sea with Lucy Strange  

Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
Time: 1.00pm
Venue: Main Marquee, London Wetlands, SW13
Suitability: Years 5 & 6

England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet’s world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and sea monsters. But now the cliff tops are a terrifying battleground with enemy planes ripping through the skies above. When her German mother is accused of being a spy, Pet’s family could be torn apart. Acclaimed author Lucy Strange explores the real life history behind her books, as well as the fairy tales and legends that have inspired her writing. 

Lucy Strange worked as an actor, singer and storyteller before becoming a secondary school English teacher. Our Castle by the Sea has been nominated for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019. It’s her second novel following her critically acclaimed debut The Secret of Nightingale Wood. Lucy lives in the Kent countryside with her partner and son and a tortoiseshell cat called Moo.

Suitable for Years 5 & 6

Booklist: Our Castle by the Sea  

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Our Castle by the sea book cover

60 minutes

Venue details:
Main Marquee

London Wetlands, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT

Accessibility information:

This venue is fully accessible and has disabled toilets available.

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