Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 06 Oct 2022
ISBN: 9781839947230
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 288 pages



A dark, gothic adventure set on the island of Anglesey in North Wales and featuring a very fantastical beast…


Wren lives in an ancient castle in the mountains near the sea. The wind whistles through it and the walls sing to her. Wren is busy inventing things, and her father is busy disapproving.


But the castle contains a mystery and as Wren is drawn further into it, she realises the answer lies in the very foundations of her home, foundations that are being shaken to their core…


The next fantastic novel from Lucy Hope, author of Fledgling!

Stories Aloud

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“A compulsive, soaring gothic fantasy.”

– Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

“More than a story about the unusual and mysterious, it is about self belief, finding identity surrounded by that which tries to hold you down and all the complicated meanings of home and family.”

– Gemma E. McLaughlin, The National

“I was full of admiration for Wren, as she follows her dreams against all the odds in this beautifully evoked historical tale bursting with imagination.”

– Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha & the Spirit Bird

“A wonderful adventure about the power of finding your wings. I loved it.”

– Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

“Written with such imagination and energy, weaving in science and Welsh folklore with dark family secrets. And WOW, what a twist at the end!”

– Alex Cotter, author of The House on the Edge

“Hope writes brilliantly about her young heroine’s ambition.”

– Sara Keating, Irish Times

“A truly alluring read.”

Armadillo magazine

“[A] fantastical Victorian adventure.”

Daily Mirror

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