1919. Henry moves to the countryside with her family, scarred by her brother’s untimely death. Henry`s mother is ill and her father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henry and the things she sees — or thinks she sees — in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden.
One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood and meets Moth, a striking witch-like woman. Together they form a bond that could help Henry save her family and overcome her grief.
This book is suitable for readers between 10 and 16 years of age.
After studying English Literature at Sheffield University, Lucy Strange trained at the Oxford School of Drama and worked as an actor, singer and storyteller for some years before becoming an English and Drama teacher. On moving to Dubai, she launched the award-winning blog Homesick and Heatstruck and has worked as a freelance writer for the UAE women’s magazine, Aquarius. Her debut novel, The Secret of Nightingale Wood, won the runner-up prize in the Montegrappa First Fiction Competition at the 2014 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.