The Secret of Nightingale Wood


It is 1919 and Henrietta (Henry) moves with her family to Hope House, on the edge of Nightingale Wood.  Her mother is unwell, her Father has gone to work abroad and the nanny is far too busy to listen to Henry’s concerns about the things she sees – or thinks she sees – in the shadows of the house. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that the house is full of spooky secrets. These include a forgotten attic, ghostly figures and mysterious lights flickering in the wood.

Plucky Henry decides to venture one night into the darkness of Nightingale Wood.  What she finds there will astonish her and change her whole world.

Bookwagon recommends ‘The Secret of Nightingale Wood‘ to capable readers aged from 9 or 10 years of age.


The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lucy Strange

(Chicken House)

Henrietta and her family have moved to the creepy Hope House on the edge of Nightingale Wood. Her mother is ill, her father is working abroad and her nanny doesn’t seem interested in her. ‘Henry’ discovers that Hope House is full of secrets and ghostly figures. Someone appears to be living in the woods….

This spooky and atmospheric debut novel is an excellent read, full of mysterious events and secretive, sinister characters. At its heart is a charming family love story.  ‘The Secret of Nightingale Wood‘ is recommended to confident readers aged from 9 or 10 years of age.


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