By Eloise Williams | Published September 2018
Lark needs a break. Her mother is ill, her little sister has stopped speaking and she’s fallen out with her best friend. When they go on holiday to the Welsh coast for autumn half term the sisters rush off to explore. But this freedom soon gets frightening. Is there a figure in the fog? What happened at the ruined house in the woods? Why does her sister keep drawing a girl in a green dress? As the storms get wilder and events get stranger, Lark must face a long-buried secret to save her family.
A chilling contemporary ghost story from the award-winning author of Gaslight, inspired by and set firmly on the Welsh shoreline.
Praise for the book
Shortlisted for the NE Book Awards 2019 | Shortlisted for the Tir n’a n-Og Award 2019 | Selected as one of Wales Arts Review’s Welsh Books for Young People – The Best of 2018 | Shortlisted for the Family Bookworms Awards for Welsh Authors and Illustrators, MG Book of the Year 2018
‘It’s storycraft like this that showcases exactly why Eloise Williams deserves to be the Children’s Laureate of Wales.’ Lily and the Fae
‘Brilliant. So atmospheric, and chilling, and gripping, but with real warmth at its heart. Loved the heroine; a character of real complexity, and Eloise Williams’ writing is as shining and beautiful as the book’s title.’ Kiran Milwood-Hargrave
‘This chilling ghost story will have readers gripped from the outset. As well as the spine-tingling supernatural elements, this compelling novel contains beautifully-written descriptions of the Welsh coastline and wildlife, and also explores issues such as racism, friendship, honesty and trust.’ BookTrust
‘This is a beautifully written ghost story, creepy enough to give you a chill, but not too terrifying for younger readers… The writing is very atmospheric, the descriptions of the foggy beach and the dark woodland are the perfect backdrop to this accomplished book.’ Beverley Somerset, Reading Zone
‘…a brilliantly atmospheric and shiver-some ghost story which skilfully dovetails past and present whilst capturing all the confusion of being 13.’ Abi Elphinstone
‘A deliciously atmospheric ghost story set on the salty windswept Welsh coast.’ Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
‘wonderfully gripping, it dazzles like sea glass itself. 5 stars.’ Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher and #PrimarySchoolBookClub
‘An eerie, glittering ghost story set on the Welsh coast. Eloise Williams’ tale of two sisters, Lark and Snow, is wild and haunting enough to capture its audience, but perfectly pitched for its younger readers in that the scares will thrill, but not terrify. With beautiful, vivid descriptions of the seascapes and a smattering of tantalising folklore, its easy to see why Seaglass is garnering such high praise.’ Michelle Harrison