Absolute pieces. That’s what I was when I came to the closing chapters of this beautiful beautiful book. Gill has tugged my heartstrings before with social issues but it is with animal conservation stories that she has an absolute gift with her classics such as Run Wild and Eagle Warrior. This time she turns her … Continue reading Swan Song: Gill Lewis
I am so delighted to be taking part in Kate Mallinder’s blog tour for her second teen/YA book Asking for a Friend. Kaye’s debut Summer of No Regrets was a highlight of my reading last year with its exploration of four girls finding themselves and growing over the summer between their GCSEs and starting 6th … Continue reading Blog Tour: Asking For A Friend – Kate Mallinder
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.
This is firmly in the myth interpreted in the real world camp and that’s a wonderful thing though fans of stories like The Girl Who Speaks Bear, North Child and The Way Past Winter will find much to love in this tale creaking with myth and magic. Whereas Burnell fully revealed her hand with the … Continue reading The Ice Bear Miracle- Cerrie Burnell