The Ghosts of Greenglass House – Kate Milford

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"Frost was pretty much the worst." Do you need something to cosy up with for the quietest Hogmanay ever? I thoroughly recommend this book - for children of all ages! I utterly adored Greenglass House, which introduced us to Milo and his hotel-running family just as a group of shifty strangers arrive seemingly to spoil … Continue reading The Ghosts of Greenglass House – Kate Milford

Secret Garden (2020)

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As more and more of the 'big' movies are pushed back for a 2021 release, Friday night movies are tending more towards the low-key. Things like this: another adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's¬†Secret Garden. Mary Lennox has grown up in luxury in India, but when her parents die she's sent back to England and the … Continue reading Secret Garden (2020)

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

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"Morrigan Crow leapt from the Brolly Rail, teeth chattering, hands frozen around the end of her oilskin umbrella." (As per usual, vague spoilers for events in book 1 just by mention of how the second starts, and with what characters - read on at your peril!) Following from the events in The Trials of Morrigan … Continue reading Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

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"The journalists arrived before the coffin did." Morrigan Crow has a miserable childhood. She's a 'cursed child', doomed to die on her eleventh birthday and bringing dreadful luck to those around her until that day. Her family keep their distance, leaving her feeling more than a little unloved. Events transpire, however, to save her - … Continue reading The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend