The stunning new novel of World War One from Michael Morpurgo the nations favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller. 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.
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