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Review: The Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

About the book: Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy. How does … Continue reading

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Film review – THOR: RAGNAROK

“This was awesome, awesome, awesome!” If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Marvel films and especially those where Thor has the starring role.  So it won’t come as any surprise that I absolutely loved … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Scottish Settings by Barbara Henderson

A huge welcome to Barbara Henderson, whose book Punch we reviewed yesterday (and loved). Today she is doing a guest blog, and has a … … wee challenge for you: Name 10 children’s books set in Victorian times. Come on! … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Punch’ by Barbara Henderson

A book about fun, friendship, loyalty and redemption. This is a completely delightful MG/YA book featuring 13-year-old Phineas, who is forced to escape a miserable existence as a butcher’s boy in late-Victorian Inverness, and go on the run. Phin meets … Continue reading

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SUGAR by Dierdre Riordan Hall

For those who enjoy an emotional roller-coaster This is the story of Mercy, also known as Sugar, and her attempts first to cope with and finally to escape from her dysfunctional home in small-town east coast America. Sugar’s father is … Continue reading

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“… it’s a great way to pass a couple of hours and I, for one, would happily see it again.” The first Kingsman film (see my review here) was a wonderful surprise – a film that managed to entertain in … Continue reading

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Review: Death Knocks by Miranda Hardy and Jay Noels

About the book: Who knew a knock at the door could rupture your entire world? They don’t demand money or possessions…they want much more than that, they want your life. Maverick is preparing for senior year: he’s no longer stuck … Continue reading

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