Voyage of the Sparrowhawk with

 Natasha Farrant


11am Tuesday 25th May

Join LAL! and our amazing guest  Natasha Farrant author of the wonderful adventure amazing  author of Voyage of the Sparrowhawk.  We’ll meet Ben and Lotti in the aftermath of world war one,  Ben is trying to avoid being sent back to the orphanage and needs to find his brother Sam, wounded in action and now missing. 

Lotti’s horrible aunt and uncle want to send her away to boarding-school (when she has just so successfully managed to get expelled from her last one!).


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In Voyage of the Sparrowhawk Ben and Lotti hatch a plan to cross the Channel.  Buffeted by storms, chased by the police, Lotti, Ben and a growing number of dogs set out on an epic journey, on the search for lost loved ones and a place to call home. Wow what an adventure we’re about to go on!!


Natasha Farrant is author of  9 books and Voyage of the Sparrowhawk is the newest one.

About Natasha in her own words:

I was about six years old when I first read a story independently, in a sunlit classroom of the Lycée Français in London’s Cromwell Road.  I remember clearly how the world around me fell away as I was transported into the pages of the book, to a castle garden in another country, another time.  From that moment, I only ever wanted to be a writer.

I was born in London and have lived here all my life, but I’m three-quarters French, an eighth English and an eighth Dutch.

My favourite place to be is by the sea, most specifically the Atlantic Ocean.

I get very grumpy if I don’t have a good book to read, if I’m not writing, if I’m hungry, tired or don’t get enough exercise.  Otherwise I am a generally cheerful person.

Find out even More about Natasha and what she has written on her website

Photo credit Red Photography


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