The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange is a beautifully told story about loss, grief and the restorative power of the imagination, utterly perfect for this weekend, and Remembrance Sunday.
Set in 1919, Henrietta moves to Hope House with her family, who are struggling to cope with a bereavement. More and more, Henry finds herself alone with her imagination and drawn to a dark wood inhabited by a witch called Moth.
This book will please fans of Wilkie Collins and Joan Aiken. It's littered with literary references to fairy tales and evokes a magic all of it's own. Once you start the story you won't be able to put the book down. I do have to warn you that your eyes might get a bit wet and dewy towards the end, but I can heartily recommend this wonderful book.
Find out more about The Secret of Nightingale Wood by watching the interview with the author Lucy Strange below, and if it looks like the kind of book you'll love then you can BUY IT HERE!