• Letters from the Lighthouse

  • By: Emma Carroll
  • Narrated by: Victoria Fox
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

February 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, 12-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother, Cliff, are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. 

Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister, Sukie, went missing in an air raid, and she’s desperate to discover what happened to her.

©2017 Emma Carroll (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

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  • miss debbie a moore
  • 12-01-19

love it

this book is so good. the first night of reading it, I said to my son "time to go to bed now."And he said "no I love this book" .

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  • 04-10-21

Lovely

Gentle but insightful into life for children during WWII told as an adventure story set in Devon.
Enough suspense to keep interested and rich characters to care about.
I'd recommend for ages 7 - 11. I enjoyed it as an adult too!
Nice narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-21

Mystery, tears and heart warming! :D

Love it. Couldn't wait to hear the next part and finished it in 2 days! Good bit of mystery that keeps you thinking, can bring the occasional tear to the eye, but overall heart warming and enjoyable. Highly recommended. :)

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  • Alison Hendry
  • 04-03-21

Excellent!

A great story - exciting and full of intrigue. Perfect for my class of 10yr olds as we learn about ww2. Can't wait to read it to them. There is a chapter missing on the recording though.

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  • mosses farmhouse
  • 01-07-21

A lovely WW2 mystery tale

Written, I should think, with teenagers in mind ... this lovely little book set in WW2 is a great find!

Fast moving and well-written it is thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Flyer
  • 06-08-20

Lovely light hearted listening

A refreshing story line that made me imagine myself.... whilst the lead was that of a young girl it was implying to finish....Thankyou for an interesting few hours of imagination

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-21

Missing chapter

This is a great book but this recording misses a chapper - Caring for Evacuee is a national service

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  • Carole P.
  • 04-25-21

A wonderful listen

An easy listen, enjoyable and exciting. Some parts of the story were predictable, but it was still worth listening to.

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  • S S.
  • 06-05-21

Very enjoyable

A really enjoyable story - with good characters and expertly narrated.
Quite a short story but entertaining.

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  • Marge
  • 02-05-21

Loved it!

Wonderful in every way 🥰
A child's view of wartime in England , evacuation and refugees .

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  • 04-06-22

Enjoyable listening

Well read and entertaining storyline of facts that I wasn't aware of, tho story fiction, beautifully written.