T is for Dido Twite from Black Hearts in Battersea #AtoZChallenge #TuesdayBookBlog

  Joan Aiken was an amazing writer of children’s fiction about the supernatural or alternative history. The long series of fat books which begin with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase are set in Britain in a version of late 17th century history where James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution, but supporters ofContinue reading “T is for Dido Twite from Black Hearts in Battersea #AtoZChallenge #TuesdayBookBlog”

#AtoZChallenge : N is for Thursday Next #JasperFforde #BookCharacter

    Thursday Next is the heroine of an alternative twentieth century world. A bold, courageous woman, she has returned from a military career in the Crimean War to take up a post as a Literary Detective.  She has the ability to jump in and out of famous books and alarmingly, some of the charactersContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : N is for Thursday Next #JasperFforde #BookCharacter”

#AtoZChallenge : I is for The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

I am not sure whether this book is as well known these days but it has to be included in my A to Z of favourite book characters. The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was heContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : I is for The Iron Man by Ted Hughes”

#AtoZChallenge : G is for Granny Weatherwax #TerryPratchett

I have long been a fan of Terry Pratchett, but my particular favourites are the books about the Guards, Death and the witches. If you’ve not read his books I wouldn’t recommend starting with “The Colour of Magic,” his first Discworld book. Try “Wyrd Sisters,” and meet the indomitable Granny Weatherwax. The best way toContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : G is for Granny Weatherwax #TerryPratchett”