Tag Archives: magic

The Nightwood, by Robin Muller (1991)

     Oh dear, oh dear. It’s been ages since I posted a book review. Somehow January and February slipped by without my noticing, and March seems set on following their lead. Oops. And yet it seems like only yesterday that … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Castle, by Edith Nesbit (1907)

          Reading The Children’s Book this summer transported me to Edwardian England and the golden era of children’s literature. Even before I’d finished it, I was dying to delve into the titles Byatt mentioned – classics I’d grown up … Continue reading

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The Sugar Queen, by Sarah Addison Allen (2008)

          Earlier this year, I mentioned what a disappointment The Girl Who Chased the Moon was compared to Garden Spells. When term finished a few weeks ago, I celebrated by going out and buying a pile of books, focusing … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen (2010)

     Welcome to Mullaby, North Carolina, a town where the air is permanently sweet with hickory smoke and fairy-tale folk walk the streets: there’s an elderly giant, shy and lonely, and a young girl to whom the scent of baking … Continue reading

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Garden Spells, by Sarah Addison Allen (2007)

     This year, January has turned out to be a more than usually lean month. Garden Spells, however, was a book I simply had to have – it would be my one extravagance, my one post-Christmas treat. I discovered it … Continue reading

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Hot House Flower, by Margot Berwin (2009)

    I have just finished reading Hot House Flower by Margot Berwin. I was browsing at Galignani’s yesterday, hoping to come across something good to ward off the chill of the wet November day, and idly picked the book up, … Continue reading

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