Green Valley

Books for June 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction My Name is Monster (9781786896353) by Katie Hale A novel about isolation, power and relationships The Night Circus […]

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Jenna @ Book Corner

Book Corner, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Our next shop is the wonderful Book Corner in Saltburn where I got some translated works which were hard reading but well worth it, ran and owned by Jenna who is so nice and friendly. It also has the advantage of being in a wonderful little town on the coast. Book Corner 24 Milton Street […]

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Tin

Tin – Review

Follow the ragtag band of mechanicals as they search for Christopher, who has been abducted by someone who wants to discover his deepest secrets. Throughout this gripping adventure, set in an England of alternative 1930s where mechanicals (robots) are common, there is a huge nod to ‘The Wizard of Oz’, a curmodgeonly wizard, evil witch, […]

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The Beautiful Side of the Moon – Review

First off before my ramble gets into overdrive I want to say that I read this book in one sitting, it actively forced me to sit there and read it until I was finished. A mixture of sci-fi, psychedelia, high-magic, street-magic, hallucination fever, and as vivid an imagination as I’ve read for a long time. […]

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My Feelings Exactly

Seeing Myself in Children’s Fiction

Growing up in the 60s and early 70s on a decidedly working class estate on the south edge of Edinburgh, where all the traditional industries that sustained the community had disappeared, I never saw myself in children’s fiction. I was fortunate in that I had my Nan who encouraged me to read and read widely […]

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