Letty and the Stranger's Lace

Find out what happens to Letty when she reaches Australia!

A girl like me in a time gone by...

It's 1841 and Letty has arrived in Sydney.

The rowdy town is a dangerous place for a young girl. Letty must find a job and a place to live, but she feels helpless and alone. Then she meets a strange woman with a secret... 


Letty and the Stranger's Lace is the second of four stories Alison Lloyd has written about a young settler who has to make her own way in the colony of New South Wales in 1841.  The first bookis Meet Letty.

You can meet the other Australian Girls and read their adventures too.

Or find out more about life in 1841 in Letty's Australia.

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What real Australian girls say about Letty

‘I thought I was there in the story looking at what happened and when the book finished, I felt as if I’d been jolted back to reality!   Isabella, 10

‘This is an exciting book. It is filled with adventurous characters and an outrageously good story…I would love to read the next book in the series.’ Carlee, 11

 ‘At the beginning I almost cried!  If I was Letty then I would be so upset and frightened!  At the end of the story I felt happy for Letty…I think the book was very cleverly written to make me feel for the character and make me want to read on.’ Joanna, 10

'Beautifully written, adventure-filled fiction.' Kids Book Review

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