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A Madness of Angels
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A Madness of Angels

Kate Griffin. Little Brown. (496p) ISBN 9781841497334 I have several books I reread if I get into a bit of a rut and find myself unable to read, A Madness of Angels is one of them. Familiarity is one of the main reasons, but this is such a great example of urban fantasy with a …

Treacle Walker
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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 …

The Sea Cloak & Other Stories
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The Sea Cloak & Other Stories

Nayrouz Qarmout. Comma Press. (112p) ISBN 9781905583782 I’ve had this collection of short stories on the go for quite a while now as they are a difficult read, not that the words are difficult but the emotions those words stir are hard to process. Nayrouz writes poetically about situations influenced by her time in Gaza …

Ten Things About Writing
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Ten Things About Writing

Joanne Harris. September Publishing. (320p) ISBN 9781912836598 Following Joanne Harris on Twitter is always worth it, supportive and enthusiastic about writing and the process, and her twitter threads of “Ten Things…” are always refreshing. So as soon as I saw that she was releasing a collection of her writing tips in a single volume I …

Fifty Words for Snow
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Fifty Words for Snow

Nancy Campbell. Elliott & Thompson. (224p) ISBN 9781783966035 Picked this up at work a few weeks ago as one of the randoms that came through the door as I like non-fiction books that you can have by the bed with short chapters. This book is specifically about these fifty words for snow and as such …

Wayland Babes
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Wayland Babes

Judi Daykin. Hobeck Books. (173p) ISBN 9781913793500 I was asked to join in with the book tour for Wayland Babes and was really glad I could accept. Published by Hobeck Books, Judi Daykin’s ghost stories are set in Norfolk and hark back to the tale of Babes in the Wood, but these two babes never …

Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests
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Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests

Dee Dee Chainey, Willow Winsham. Batsford Books. (192p) ISBN 9781849946872 As a follower of #FolkloreThursday plus many of the other similar hashtags it was really pleasing to see that there were some books coming out that collected some of these into different themes. This is the one I chose to get first, mainly because it …

The Haunting of Aveline Jones
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The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes. Usborne. (224p) ISBN 9781474972147 Talk about a gripping read, picked it up at noon, finished it by 4:30pm, just couldn’t tear myself away! We follow the adventures of Aveline Jones (great name by the way) after she is left with her Aunt in Malmouth, a sea town on the south coast. Aveline loves …

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