Ally arrives from England with her brothers to stay for a month in Africa – weeks of running wild on an unspoiled, untamed coast amid mangrove creeks, vast white sandy beaches, coral reefs and warm seas.
But on their first walk through the forest, Ally is swamped by a sense of an unseen presence..
Then local teenager, Leli enthusiastically sweeps her into the world of his village and their offshore island, Kisiri – the place of secrets. Swiftly, he becomes the centre of her life; but Kisiri is a place of legend, protected and feared: and when the island is threatened, everything and everyone, conspires to drive a wedge between them.
SONG BENEATH THE TIDES is published by Guppy Books www.guppybooks.co.uk
The beautiful cover is designed by Salvador Lavado of Salvador Design.
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I had such fun making this trailer, looking through pictures, listening to Ayub Ogada’s wonderful music. Experiences came back to me, special memories of my childhood and travels, and of visiting other places that inspired me to dream up stories.
Many things about Kenya inspired me…
Guest blog for YLG
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Q & A with READINGZONE
I so enjoyed answering these questions from ReadingZone about the multiple strands and inspirations behind Song Beneath the Tides.