Our Castle By The Sea is the story of Pet, a girl who lives in a lighthouse during the second world war. Everyone in Pet’s costal village wants to do their bit for the war effort. Some people think this means rounding up anyone who could be German or Italian. When Pet’s mother is accused of being a spy, Pet thinks she is going to lose everything that matters to her.
The story plays out against the legend of the Daughters Of Stone. Pet doesn’t think she could ever stand up and be brave like the girls in the legend but her character is about to be tested.
I loved Lucy Strange’s first novel, a brave and beautiful story about the way people with mental health conditions have faced gaslighting and manipulation. Both of Lucy’s novels take subjects which with think of as historical and make us question whether those…
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