Publisher's Summary

A stunning new emotional tour-de-force from the author of Shadow, Born to Run and War Horse.
May, 1915. 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…A beautiful tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of Private Peaceful - in which what was once lost may sometimes be found, washed up again on the shore.
©2014 Michael Morpurgo (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
"Please invite this wonderful story in, you won't regret it. History is rarely more movingly alive." Morris Gleitzman
"Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." (Guardian)
"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." (Daily Telegraph)
"There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." (Daily Express)
"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative" Elizabeth Reilly, (British Council)
"The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." (Guardian)
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By Wendy Berry on 15-10-2017

Loved this Book

This is a gripping story. The narration is excellent. I thoroughly recommend it to people who love a good story.

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By Stargirl456 on 03-06-2016

a beautiful way to enjoy a truly remarkable story

I loved the story, it's intensity,it's heartache, the highs and lows. The narration was lovely. I wonder is this a true story. Anyone who likes war stories and fast paced sagas will love this book. Ages 8 and up.

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By Ralph W Cudworth on 06-03-2016

Another Morpurgo Masterpiece!

Brilliant production. Readers were acting and voicing perfectly. Such a powerful and emotional tale. I soaked dozens of tissues throughout the story. Even the epilogue got me going all over again. Highly recommend this Audible offering.

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By E on 30-07-2016

Sweet and compelling

It may have been written for children but this 65 year old loved it. Sweet story with sad parts and always compelling.

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5 out of 5 stars
By charlotte on 12-07-2016

It was fabulous

Execellent read kept me wanting more and more couldnt put the book down every time I tried I just wanted to read another cbapter. fantastic ending

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