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Lindsay Galvin

Lindsay Galvin is the author of Young Adult novel The Secret Deep and Middle Grade novel Darwin’s Dragons, and her third children’s book will be out Summer 2021. She is also currently working on her first book for adults.

Lindsay has a degree in English Language and Literature and is fascinated by psychology, history, and the natural world. When she isn’t writing, teaching, mentoring or running writing courses, she can be found on long shoreside dog walks with her family, featuring the occasional sea swim. The sea has featured in all her books so far.

My Friend the Octopus

England, 1877, and aquarium fever is at its height.

Twelve-year-old Vinnie Fyfe works in the tea-shop at Brighton aquarium, and waits for her milliner mother to return from Paris.

The arrival of a giant octopus changes her life for ever. Discovering a talent for art, Vinnie begins to draw the extraordinary beast.

She soon realises she can communicate with the octopus through colour and – as a gripping mystery begins to unfold – discovers what true courage really means ...

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Chicken House
Hungary Lira

Darwin's Dragons

Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime - cabin boy and fiddler on Charles Darwin's Beagle. But when he is separated from the crew during a storm, his life takes a truly extraordinary turn. Shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world - and make his fortune. But should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species? There's one person who could help, but he's busy writing a book ...

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Chicken House
Film rights Darley Anderson Agency
Audio Ulverscroft
North America Scholastic
Canada Scholastic
China CCPPG
Greece Metaichmio
Hungary Lira
Vietnam Kim Dong