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The Mermaid in the Millpond
Lucy Strange

Barrington Stoke Ltd
January 2022
On Sale: January 6, 2022
Featuring: Bess; Dot; Miss Tucker
88 pages
ISBN: 180090049X
EAN: 9781800901117
Kindle: B099ZF9N4R
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Young Adult Historical | Young Adult Fantasy

History and myth entwine in this atmospheric tale of freedom and friendship from bestselling author Lucy Strange and acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

Bess has left the London workhouse behind for a job at a rural cotton mill. But life at the mill is hard and cruel – a far cry from the fresh start Bess hoped for. The only way to survive is to escape, but the mill is like a prison with no way out. Meanwhile, rumours are spreading about a vicious creature that lurks in the millpond. Bess is sure it’s all nonsense, until one night she sees something stir in the murky water. But is it really a monster that lives in the depths of the pond? Or a creature trapped and alone, just like Bess, desperate to escape …

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