Review :: ALL THE MURMURING BONES :: A.G. SLATTER

All the Murmuring Bones is pictured standing upright with the cover facing the camera. Right behind it in the background is a herb garden filled with parsley and sage and rosemary (and I'm sure there's some thyme too!)

Orphaned as a young child, Miren O’Malley has been brought up by her grandparents on their isolated, rambling estate Hob’s Hallow. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer, the terrifying creatures who live in the depths of the sea: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child […]

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Review :: The French Gift :: Kirsty Manning

A copy of The French Gift by Kirsty Manning sits in a sunbeam on a wooden table with a cup of coffee next to it.

Fresnes Prison, 1940: Margot Bisset, a former maid from the Riviera, finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter, Josephine Murant. Together, they are transferred to a work camp in Germany, where the secrets they share will bind them for generations to come. Present-day Paris: Evie Black lives above her botanical […]

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KIDLIT :: Cuckoo’s Flight :: Wendy Orr

If she had stayed to load the kiln as she should have, she’d never have seen the ship. Mama said the ship still would have been there, so everything had to happen the way it did. But that’s not true. Clio saw it, and the world changed.When a raiders’ ship appears off the coast, the […]

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#LOVEOZYA :: Waking Romeo :: Kathryn Barker

YEAR: 2083. LOCATION: LONDON. MISSION: WAKE ROMEO. It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the ‘now’, living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But things […]

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Kidlit :: Pepper Creek Ponies: A New Friend :: Jess Black & Serena Geddes

When Abby moves from the city to the country, she misses her old life. Despite her fear of horses, she visits Pepper Creek Pony Club in the hope of making friends. But Abby quickly learns that being a horse-girl is harder than she thought. Will Abby ever make a new friend? Ok, so we all […]

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KIDLIT :: BACKYARD MAGIC :: Wendy Shurety & Harriet Hobday

Tilly wonders what to do when the TV is turned off. A whole new world is opened up for her when a little bird helps her discover the magic of the backyard. We really enjoyed reading Backyard Magic, and while the words were excellent – I always love a story that encourages imaginative play – […]

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