Finding Darcy

When Darcy Abbott is sent to live with her surly grandmother and silent great-grandmother she uncovers a mystery regarding the death of her great-grandfather, Darcy Charles Fletcher, during World War II.

A powerful story of the damage that secrets can wreak over generations — and the healing liberation of truth.

Published by Black Dog Books, 2008

Published in France, 2011

“This is a special book. The shadows the past casts on one family – and on our society – are brilliantly explored in the voice of a young girl. Sue Lawson manages to weave the profound with the everyday language of a teenager.” 

Jackie French

“Written in teenage vernacular, humorous and topical … Recommended.”

Magpies Magazine

“From the first page to the last I was extremely moved, and in the end the tears on my face were for not only Darcy and her family, but for my own.”

Reading Stack

Finding Darcy - Sue Lawon


Golden Inky, 2008


Children’s Peace Literature Awards, 2009