Tag Archives: Gill-Marie Stewart

FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella

Tone and topic are at odds Kinsella is a great writer and parts of this book are excellent. But other parts are … just not quite right. She’s chosen difficult topics to treat in a jokey way – bullying and … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Reading The Pursuit Of Love again was a joy. Fanny, the heroine, claims to be an ordinary child, but her cousins, the Radletts, are extraordinary and through Fanny’s eyes we get to meet and enjoy their complete eccentricity. The family … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart I first read this book as a teenager and although my memories of the story are not at all clear, I have vivid recollections of the murderous inn keeper, smuggling, the danger of the sea and … Continue reading

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Review by Gill-Marie Stewart. This is a fast-paced, scary but enthralling page-turner. Set in the future, after the Third World War, Luna lives in a time that is dominated by one huge corporation, PareCo. PareCo creates virtual worlds in which … Continue reading

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Cow Girl by G R (Giancarlo) Gemin

Official blurb: Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is … Continue reading

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I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith

Official blurb: Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas … Continue reading

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The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Blurb: Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she’s told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to … Continue reading

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