Under Plum Lake

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Under Plum Lake
Under Plum Lake.jpg
First edition
Author Lionel Davidson
Illustrator Mike Wilkes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children’s novel
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 136 pp
ISBN 0-394-51252-9
OCLC 6330758
823/.914 Fic
LC Class PR6054.A87 U5 1980

Under Plum Lake is a children's adventure novel by Lionel Davidson, first published in 1980.


A young boy, Barry, explores a cave on the Cornwall coast and discovers a highly advanced subterranean civilization called Egon. Located somewhere deep beneath Earth's oceans, Egon is unknown and inaccessible to humans unless an Egonian chooses to bring them there. On all such occasions, the human being's memories of Egon are erased and replaced with false memories before being returned to the surface.


Kirkus Reviews characterised it as "a little tale, somewhere between fantasy and science fiction, that's less-than-magical yet more than nicely told", written by an author "whose oddly conceived books are usually--like this one--less than fully satisfying."[1]


  1. ^ "Under Plum Lake". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 5 March 2015.