Lucy Strange worked as an actor, singer and storyteller before training to be a secondary school English teacher. She lives in Canterbury, Kent.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood is her first novel.







The Secret of Nightingale Wood

1919. Something terrible has happened in the Abbott family. Mama is ill and Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees – or thinks she sees – in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. All alone, with only stories for company, 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. What she finds there will change her whole world…

A beautifully tangled story of friendship, fairy tales and family secrets…

Amy and PJ were both brilliant – positive and supportive and able to give genuinely useful tips and techniques.

- Lucy Strange