The Skylarks’ War

I loved this book. It's one of those books where no matter what I write in this review, all I really want to write is that - I loved it. You know that feeling when you can't put a book down, but at the same time really don't want to reach the end?! And then... Continue Reading →

The Binding

Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever. Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he... Continue Reading →

Spinning Silver

Miryem was brought up in a snowbound village, on the edge of a charmed forest. She comes from a family of moneylenders, but her kind father shirks his work. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, his family faces poverty - until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she starts retrieving what's owed, and her neighbours... Continue Reading →

Secrets of a Sun King

Emma Carroll is becoming widely recognised as the 'Queen of children's historical fiction' and, to my mind, rightly so. I meet so many young readers in work who love her books, most notably 'Letters from the Lighthouse' which many of them have been introduced to through World War 2 topics and/or class reads over the... Continue Reading →

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