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Published by Andersen Press.

Partially it is the language and the descriptive power of this book that has me hooked. Along with the characters too – I have so far only read to page 34 – but this really is an extraordinary volume.

A tale of magic, slums, sewers, rats, old hags, and witches, both old and seemingly young…and a range of enticing characters…It’s gripping and won’t let me go. I want to read, instead of doing things I should be doing.

It is out at the beginning of February. This has calibre – I only review books before I have finished them, if I know, if I can sense that they will be good – this one will be. It is at the moment being compared to Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. I’m afraid, I have to disagree.

It’s better.

I hope Jessica won’t mind my saying so. Similar, in a way, but better. I hope and trust this will be the start of a series, of perhaps three books – it’s marvellous. As with The Mask of Aribella (Anna Hoghton), I know this one is good – the first taste told me that…

Simply superb.

Once again – go into your local Waterstones and order a copy, or two. It is out on the 6th of February. With luck Ross will be kind and come and sign copies…. Order your copies NOW!

As to the cover, it is as above, though my pre-publication copy has silver highlights – which I’m afraid doesn’t come across in my copy-pasted image…

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Published by Anderson Press

‘What’s this?’ I said. ‘Tea with milk and sugar.’ said the Butler. ‘I don’t drink tea,’ I said. ‘All civilised people drink tea, young Master Jones.’

‘Then I guess I’m not civilised.’

‘A claim you share with Vikings, Huns, assorted barbarian hordes. and marauders of all stripes….’

This is about cricket. You know that game with stumps, wickets, and a hard red ball. This though, is also about so much more.

It made me laugh – I have a friend who has recently returned to Washington DC – reasonable enough, after all she is American. Having just read this – it made me wonder what she thought, truly thought of us English. We are, after all a rather unique race of people.

This was a joy. It was also touching and thought provoking.

I wish Carol was still in the UK – I would have given her this to read.

If you want a book that is about cricket, this is for you – but be warned. It’s not just about cricket…there’s a lot more depth to it than that, though I suppose some cricket fans might object to that statement. There are more depths though, whatever you may be led to believe.

Brilliant, funny, joyful and as I said, thought provoking and touching.

It’s about being a gentleman, cricket…oh, and tea…

I read a proof – that looks nothing like the cover above – which I have to admit doesn’t appeal to me – that said ‘Never judge a book by its cover.’ So don’t. Read this.

 

 

Published by Anderson Press

This is one of the funniest books to come from the Jeanne Willis stable. We have all wondered who is holding up the queue for the loo – perhaps it is an Elephant having a …. or maybe a mole has fallen down the pan…the range of animals that might be causing the delay is wide and rather wonderful…

As with the best of Jeanne Willis’ books there is a lesson to be learnt – after all Octopus is only doing what his mother has always told him to do. It just takes him a little longer.

Perfect for those smaller readers who enjoy all things bottom and loo related. Bound to cause much laughter!