Sisters of the Lost Marsh
From the Waterstones Prize-shortlisted author of Our Castle by the Sea comes a gorgeously gothic story, perfect for fans of Emma Carroll and Frances Hardinge ...
'My book of the year. This is storytelling so secure and shining that you can almost feel the glow.' HILARY MCKAY, COSTA BOOK AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE SKYLARK'S WAR
'I absolutely love this book ... Lucy Strange is a wonderful, accomplished writer whose books stay with you long after you have finished reading.' NATASHA FARRANT, COSTA BOOK AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF VOYAGE OF THE SPARROWHAWK
'One of my favourite children's books of all time.' MICHELLE HARRISON, AUTHOR OF A PINCH OF MAGIC
Life is hard for Willa, Grace and Freya, and their three younger sisters. Six motherless girls working a farm, living in fear of their cruel father and the superstition that obsesses him - The Curse of Six Daughters.
With the arrival of the mysterious Full Moon Fayre, there's a chance for the eldest girls to steal a moment's fun, but the day the fayre moves on, Grace vanishes.
Willa goes after her, following a trail that leads into the dangerous Lost Marsh, where it is said a will-o'-the-wisp lures lost souls into the dark waters of the mire. If Willa is to survive and reunite her family, she will need to unravel the secrets her father has kept hidden, and face her own deepest fears ...
The spellbinding new novel from Lucy Strange, author of The Secret of Nightingale Wood, The Ghost of Gosswater and the Waterstones Prize-shortlisted Our Castle by the Sea
Perfect for fans of Emma Carroll, Frances Hardinge and Sophie Anderson
Combines dreamy magical realism with a thrilling mystery
MORE PRAISE FOR SISTERS OF THE LOST MARSH:
'The makings of a middle-grade Gothic classic' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'Spellbinding and utterly atmospheric' THE I
'Not only is the writing beautiful, but the book is a work of art' IRISH EXAMINER'Beautifully written, mysterious and atmospheric ... perfect autumn reading' KATHERINE WOODFINE
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