What I Was
by Meg Rosoff
Escaping his boarding school, the narrator befriends the mysterious Finn who lives alone in a fishing hut. Set in fictionalised Shingle Street and Southwold.
The Sea House
by Esther Freud
Set in Walberswick (although renamed Steerborough), and a tribute to Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse', this is a book about secrets.
Gravenhunger
by Harriet Goodwin
A ghost story for children set in a house inspired by Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk.
22 Britannia Road
by Amanda Hodgkinson
Set in Ipswich, this is the story of a Polish couple and their young son who are trying to make a life together after the War.
La's Orchestra Saves the World
by Alexander McCall Smith
Rural Suffolk at the outbreak of the Second World War. La is a divorcee who moves from London to the country for a fresh start and decides to form an amateur orchestra.

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