|Date:||Wednesday 10 June 2020|
|Suitability:||Key Stage 2, 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 clifftops 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. 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 shortlisted for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and 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.
Focus: Life during World War Two/Using history as inspiration for creative writing
Booklist: Our Castle by the Sea
Barnes Green, Beside Barnes Pond, Station Road, Barnes SW13 ONH
This venue is fully accessible and has disabled toilets available.