The HUngry Ghost

A beautiful fantasy book for both children and adults, The Hungry Ghost is a story of family, friendship, love and death, but overall (for me) of memory. The Plot in a Nutshell Freja has come to stay with her father for a year while her mother “gets well” in her home country of Denmark. Her […]

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Duncan Versus the Googleys

I wish I’d read this book sooner, it’s so full of weird and wonderful joy – something we all need right now. Duncan Versus the Googleys by Kate Milner is a middle-grade fun fest that I read in two sessions; Perfect for reading out loud to the kids (or big kids) who are currently stuck […]

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Lost

Having just seen Parasite, I was shocked by how much a children’s book could remind me of some of the themes. Lost deals with the issue of class divisions in a way that is both accessible and thoroughly moving. Lost is an adventure story, a coming of age tale, a book about family strife and […]

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A Case for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I’m going to make a bold statement here. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the best of the Narnia series. After another re-read of the ┬ávery copy my parents bought me for 15p from the local library (and an emergency glue repair) I decided it was time to put forward the case. The tale […]

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