The Secret of Nightingale Wood

secret of nightingale wood


To be published by Chicken House in October 2016, The Secret of Nightingale Wood is a beautifully tangled story of friendship, fairy tales and family secrets.

Something terrible has happened in the Abbott family and nobody is talking about it.

Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy looking after baby Piglet 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, thick with cobwebs, ghostly figures glimpsed through dusty windows, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden.

One night, Henry ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world…