To be a Cat by Matt Haig #BookReview #Children’sFiction

One of my favourite books in my early teens was Jennie by Paul Gallico. It describes a boy who is hit by a car and finds himself transformed into a tough street cat.  It is a realistic tale with great pathos.  To be a Cat is different. Barney Willow is an unhappy boy who wishesContinue reading “To be a Cat by Matt Haig #BookReview #Children’sFiction”

The Extraordinary Book of Doors by Anne E G Nydam #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

Turn the page… Open the door… Enter the adventure…   When worrywart Chen Connelly finds a mysterious antique book beneath a park bench, his safe but lonely summer suddenly becomes exciting. Perhaps a little too exciting. A book of renaissance architectural designs may not seem very exciting, until Chen finds himself traveling through the pagesContinue reading “The Extraordinary Book of Doors by Anne E G Nydam #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

The Subtle Knife Book 2 of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman #TuesdayBookBlog

I read Philip Pullman’s trilogy back in the late 1990s but after watching the first series of His Dark Materials on TV I decided I would like to reread The Subtle Knife.  On TV we have already been introduced to Will Parry in parallel to Lyra’s early story, whereas in print, he is introduced, initiallyContinue reading “The Subtle Knife Book 2 of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman #TuesdayBookBlog”

Jigsaw Pieces by Carol Hedges #TuesdayBookBlog #YA

‘He had been part of my everyday life. I hadn’t liked him much, nobody had liked him much, but he’d been there. Now, I’d never see him again.’ This week I chose a book which many people have read several years ago.  I am an ardent fan of the Victorian detective stories of Carol Hedges,Continue reading “Jigsaw Pieces by Carol Hedges #TuesdayBookBlog #YA”