Lucy Beck

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Course studied: MA Writing for Young People
Graduating year: 2019

Lucy grew up in North Wales in an ancient house built by her Welsh warlord ancestors. With six-foot-thick walls, turrets and a dungeon, it was built for battle. Old chests and deep drawers spilled over with memories of previous lives, and these fragments of her family’s past partly inspired Fledgling.

Lucy came to writing through a circuitous route involving time spent as a product manager, buyer, dinner lady, web designer, colour consultant, and teaching assistant. She has two almost-grown-up children and a shaggy dog called Brontë.

About Fledgling

1900. Edenburg, Bavaria.

A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel’s bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie has to quickly work out if its arrival was an accident, or part of something more sinister. With a self-obsessed opera singer for a mother, a strange taxidermist father, and a best friend who isn’t quite what he seems, Cassie is forced to unearth the secrets of her family’s past to prevent a future she does not want. As dark forces gather, she must summon the courage to fight for everything she has ever known and loved. 

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