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Treacle Walker
Book Review

Treacle Walker

Alan Garner. 4th Estate Books. (160p) ISBN 9780008477790 I preordered this the moment I heard that Alan Garner was releasing a new book, his take on mythology in children’s fiction is always wonderfully nuanced and executed. All the way through this there was the feel of an epic poem or a folk ballad with the …

Around the World in 80 Trees
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Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori. Laurence King Publishing. (240p) ISBN 9781786276063 I was so privileged to receive a reading copy of Around the World in 80 Trees from Laurence King Publishing, and it even came with a beautiful poster. Everything else I was reading had to be put on hold until I had finished this, though I could …

The Living Mountain
Book Review

The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd. Canongate Books. (176p) ISBN 9781786897350 I’ve had The Living Mountain sitting on my shelf for about five years now and for some reason just never got around to reading it, but now that I read a lot of children’s books I always like to read a more serious book as a sort of …

Wrestliana
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Wrestliana

Toby Litt. Galley Beggar Press. (260p) ISBN 9781910296899 Wrestliana is a complicated book, on the surface it is a biography of Toby Litt’s great-great-grandfather William Litt, but it is also an exploration of his relationship with his own father, his sons, and representations of masculinity. I was lucky enough to receive this from Galley Beggar …

Murder Most Unladylike
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Murder Most Unladylike

Robin Stevens. Penguin. (352p) ISBN 9780141369761 Just before Christmas (a couple of years back) we found out that Robin Stevens was coming to one of our local schools to talk to the pupils about her books and writing mysteries, have to say I jumped at the chance to organise something to support the schools librarian …

In Praise of the Garrulous
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In Praise of the Garrulous

Allan Cameron. Vagabond Voices. (208p) ISBN 9781908251244 A wonderfully, garrulous account of language and its development, but also a warning on where our language could go if we aren’t careful. Love of words, sounds and the full gamut of the English language is sung out loud here, and that song is a rallying cry for …

The Boy Who Grew Dragons
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The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Andy Shepherd. Templar Publishing. (224p) ISBN 9781848126497 The Boy Who Grew Dragons had (shamefully) been on my TBR list for a long time, I initially got it to join in with #PrimarySchoolBookClub but in the end didn’t have the time to join in. From the start of this wonderful book I was gripped and really …

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