August 1940 – After a bomb explodes in Gwen’s street during the Birmingham Blitz, she is sent to the safety of her eccentric aunt’s woodland cottage. But she soon discovers that the countryside has its own peculiar dangers. The woods are alive with strange, magical creatures wielding frightening powers. To protect herself and her new friends, Gwen must face them, and outwit them, alone.
“In ‘Greencoats’ the magic feels real and the reality magical. Tense, compassionate and lyrical, I devoured it in a weekend. Highly recommended.” Caroline Lawrence – author of The Roman Mysteries
‘Greencoats’, is a middle grade historical fantasy set in 1940 during the Birmingham Blitz. The story is told from the perspective of a resourceful girl evacuated to Shropshire and brings nature, myth, and history together in a cathartic adventure. The narrative blends our pressing concern for dwindling natural spaces with an abiding interest in the supernatural, exploring issues of mental health, friendship and the fallout of war.