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Fir For Luck by Barbara Henderson

Beautifully written, very simple and spare. Fir for Luck, Barbara Henderson’s first full-length novel, was published yesterday. Description from Goodreads: Would you be brave enough to fight back? When 12-year-old Janet’s village is under threat– she decides to take action. … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: The Lark and the Laurel by Barbara Willard

First published in 1970, The Lark and the Laurel is a historical novel, a romance, set in England at the end of the fifteenth century, just after Henry VII had become the first Tudor king. It’s the story of sixteen-year-old … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: Flambards by K M Peyton

I’ve read that K M Peyton did not write Flambards with a teenage audience in mind, though this, the first book in the series, ticks all the boxes. It is 1908. The protagonist, Christina, is twelve at the start of … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: The King in the Stone

  The Paisley Piranhas are delighted to join Xpresso Book Tour in their Book Blitz for Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban’s new release, The King in the Stone. About the book: A full moon, A silver key, And the unbending passion of two … Continue reading

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The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn

Goodreads description: Escorting the nine-day queen Lady Jane Grey across the Tower of London from throne room into imprisonment is Elizabeth Tilney, who surprised even herself by volunteering for the job. All Elizabeth knows is she’s keen to be away … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize When a mysterious girl is found on a West Country road, ragged and penniless and unable to speak or understand English, her proud and fearless bearing lead people to believe that she is … Continue reading

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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Costa Book Prize 2015 Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2016 Of course I’m going to write about The Lie Tree – the moment I found out this book had won the Costa Book Prize, I was on to the other … Continue reading

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