Listen to the Moon

This book by Michael Morpurgo, set on Bryher, prompted a lively Second Circle discussion about World War I, the nature of the enemy and the importance of family and friends. When a little girl was found alone and barely alive in the plague house on St Helen’s, a small uninhabited island close to Bryher, she couldn’t speak and couldn’t remember anything. A kind family took her in, nursed her back to health and tried to piece together her story.

Though written for children, everyone enjoyed the sights and sounds of the islands and the glimpse into life during the war. Listen to the Moon got marks 7.7 out of 10 and everyone would recommend it as a good read for adults as well as children.

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