OH I loved this book so much!! It ticks so many boxes; historical, coming of age and revealing of secrets, puzzle boxes and mysteries both physical and metaphorical and wrapped up in the context of stage magic. If you loved the frantic code and puzzle breaking escape across cities of The Da Vinci Code, if … Continue reading The Golden Butterfly – Sharon Gosling
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is First Ten Reviews. The problem with this weeks theme is that whilst this blog has only been going since January (so my first ten reviews here are easy! ) in reality … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday- First Reviews
Gather your tissues and prepare to lose your heart twice over to this amazing middle grade novel. This is a novel that will stay with me for some time, I’m unashamed to say that I had a few sobs before I even finished the novel at which the whole world went wobbly with the tears. … Continue reading The Closest thing to Flying- Gill Lewis
‘I’m gonna wait til the Midnight Hour..’ I have that old Wilson Pickett song playing through my mind every time I see this book thanks to a childhood steeped in different styles and eras of music. However, the song and book have nothing in common bar the title as this is a fantastical romp through … Continue reading The Midnight Hour- Benjamin Read & Laura Trinder.
Adventure with a undercurrent of challenging historical experience. The Steam Whistle Theatre Company has shades of hope and dark comedy as the grinding poverty and shadow of the workhouse looms behind the fun and frolic of the children and the madcap machinations of their parents to make their ventures work and to survive. The desperate … Continue reading The Steam Whistle Theatre Company – Vivian French