Monday, March 02, 2009
I loved The Dragonfly Pool, by Eva Ibbotson. She is one of my favourite writers, and has been ever since I read to DD1, many moons ago, her immortal classic "Which Witch?". This new story tells of Tally, coping after being sent away to a progressive school in Devon to escape the London Blitz, and how she gets involved in rescuing a Prince from his country after the King was assassinated by Nazi sympathisers. A cracking read !
The Battle for Gullywith, by Susan Hill, is a great children's story, full of mystery, adventure, unearthly happenings and being uprooted from a familiar and much-loved home. To say more would be to spoil the story :-)