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Posted by Emma Pagano on 20th Oct 2018

Frightfully good fiction for Halloween

It’s coming up to the spookiest night of the year, so what better time to immerse yourself in a scary supernatural story or some chilling horror? We’ve picked some tales of the macabre that are sure to make your spine tingle…Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions is a dark Gothic ghost story that opens with the heroine, Elsie, impr…

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Posted by Lucy H on 25th Sep 2018

Spotlight Reviews: 25 September 2018

Spotlight Reviews: 25 Sept 2018Secret Service Brainteasers [9781472258311]By Sinclair McKayPublished by Headline Book Publishing on 20-Sep-2018Following on from the Bletchley Park Brainteasers, more puzzles which will show you whether you’d be selected as a spy by MI6. Contains histories of some of the brave operatives and their acti…

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Posted by Lucy H on 24th Sep 2018

Book Review: The Corset

The Corset by Laura PurcellThis is the second novel by Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions (review here,) in a similarly spooky historical vein.The story is told from the viewpoints of two young female protagonists from widely differing backgrounds.Dorothea, wealthy, unmarried, living with her widowed father, evinces unfemi…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 14th Sep 2018

Brilliant books at the Bath Children's Literary Festival

It’s almost time for one of the most exciting events of the year for young book-lovers: the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Kicking off on 28th September and running until 7th October, it’s the biggest dedicated kids’ literature festival in Europe, with a fantastic line-up of writers, illustrators and celebrities.First…

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Posted by Lucy H on 7th Sep 2018

Book Review: The Silent Companions

The Silent Companions by Laura PurcellThe Silent Companions is a "Gothic" style horror tale, set in a rural mansion filled with unhappy memories and inexplicable mementos.A young woman, recently married and even more recently widowed, moves into her late husband's family home, a grim and almost-deserted place with a few servants barel…

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