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Published by Simon and Schuster

This is the second book in the Windershins series of books and is just as enticing and magical as the first – A Pinch of Magic.

I am loving this – though have to admit to supping it gently. I received a special edition proof hardback to read – which is gorgeous, but not one I can read in the bath, or stuff into the top of my bag and carry around without giving it due respect…so it is taking me a while. I have though given it a lovely ribbon and attached a rather important tag, in the shape of a Russian doll to it, as a bookmark.

It is a real pleasure to get back to the three sisters and their grandmother…I often wonder what happens at the end of a book…what happens next.

This is gorgeous. There’s new magic, new characters, (including a wisp of one), the Russian dolls (thank HEAVENS for that set), a hag-stone, a map and of course Oi and Hoppit…the sisters and Granny – without whom…

Charlie gets kidnapped (yes, again)…Granny – well…you will have to read it to find out.

This is positively marvellous.

I love Michelle’s imagination including the little details – a pint of ‘Speckled Pig’ – I don’t drink, but would like a taste of that!

Michelle is coming to sign copies of the new paperback (sorry about that – the hardbacks were a definite limited edition) on the 29th of February – see Waterstones.com site for details! I can’t wait to see her again…

 

 

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Published by Simon & Schuster

Adventure awaits the audacious!

Prisoner 513. Prisoner 449. Prisoner 531.

A set of nesting dolls. An empty carpet bag. A mirror.

An ancient curse.

Three Windershins sisters: Fliss, Betty and Charlie.

The Sorrow Isles, three islands: Repent. Lament. Torment.

The Poacher’s Pocket, an inn.

A collapsing tower.

A legend.

Mists, marshes and dampness.

An ‘a bit of an upset‘.

An pipe-smoking inn keeper. A keeper of secrets.

A prison…

Hidden mysteries and boundaries.

A cat named Oi.

A… rat named Hoppit.

Perhaps a turn of a run…a run of bad luck…and

a pinch, just A Pinch of Magic.

This is Michelle’s latest and perhaps her best yet.

Stupendous, dark  and enticing… another fantastic book from

Michelle Harrison.

 

Another book due out early next year…order your copy now.

 

 

 

 

Published by Simon & Schuster

This is book is a Russian doll of stories, each fitting in the other. Centred around Alice a young author who always finishes her tales. Well, always, apart from this one. This is Alice’s story, and Midge’s, her younger brother’s. When Alice disappears along with Twitch his cat, Midge is taken aback when he thinks he sees his sister, but she doesn’t acknowledge him. Then she disappears completely and a rather talkative black cat arrives. Similar in some ways to Twitch, but slightly different physically, and Twitch never spoke and certainly didn’t drink tea…

This is the first Michelle Harrison volume I have read (which is embarrassing), but she is known for her superb writing (in particular The Thirteen series) – and I’m only sorry I have only just got around to reading her.

If stories, magic, adventure, danger, mysteries and puzzles have proven good ingredients for good books before, then this is one you can’t afford to miss.

This kaleidoscope of stories is frankly fascinating and intriguing.

Enjoy it –