Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy.
Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even – as some islanders suggest – a German spy…?
Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear.
WW1 is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony – and the music begins to resolve…
Price: £4.00 also available in most local libraries, if not, you can ask them to order it for you
I read this book back in 2015 just before the hay festival, and had completely forgotten about up until now when I was sorting out my room and found the book. I loved this book, it was so touching and what I liked the most was there were characters in this book with whom i could relate to. This book is the tale of a young girl who is found on an island. She has no memory of why she is there or how. But then she starts to remember, and it all comes flooding back. This book will make you laugh and cry, and it is Michael Morpurgo best book yet. This book is for both genders and I guarantee an enjoyable read. It was also nominated for the costa book award!!