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Letters from the Lighthouse

Letters from the Lighthouse

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. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-g... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571327584
Barcode 9780571327584
Published 26 July 2017 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Carroll, Emma
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ISBN-13 9780571327584
ISBN-10 0571327583
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 26 July 2017
International Publication Date 1 June 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Carroll, Emma
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction - Social aspects - Great Britain
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 738311

Description of this Book

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 when a sneaky peek at a letter reveals a clue, she knows she'll have to break all the rules to find her.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Emma Carroll was a secondary school English teacher for many years. Letters from the Lighthouse is Emma's sixth novel; she has also written the highly-acclaimed Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood, The Snow Sister and Strange Star. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.

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