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A spare

I reckoned I’d have a spare, once I’d placed our various Advent lights around Bookwitch Towers yesterday. It took me most of the morning, which is because we have too many lights, because I felt I had to dust before, and because it had been a very long time since any dusting happened around here. 268 more words


The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke’s stand-alone adventure, The Thief Lord, is a lovely read for all ages. Set in Venice, a group of orphans and runaways tries to fend for themselves with the help of their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord. 114 more words


Cornelia and her Mount Everest

And, bringing up the rear, here is Bookwitch interviewing Cornelia Funke on the last day of the blog tour for Reckless, The Golden Yarn. Good things come to those who wait, and I knew – somehow – that talking to Cornelia would be good, even if I had to chase her to Newcastle’s Seven Stories to do it. 110 more words


Review: ‘Cornelia Funke’s Mirrorworlds’

A large part of the current student-aged population grew up with the works by German children’s book author Cornelia Funke. Inkheart (2003), Dragon Rider… 837 more words


Reading Wrap-up + Haul | October

Fireworks are gong off right now outside my window and they’re so sparkly and beautiful! Nov 5th is so great… though not if you’re Guy Fawkes going through three days of torture to buy your pals time to escape, only to find out the fools didn’t even leave the city. 411 more words


Chapter 6: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Summary (from Goodreads):

Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy. Here, hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelters runaways and children with incredible secrets….

After escaping from their cruel aunt and uncle, orphans Prosper and Bo meet a mysterious boy who calls himself the “Thief Lord.” Clever and charming, The Thief Lord leads a band of street children who enjoy making mischief. 362 more words


#German Literature Month -'Inkheart' by Cornelia Funke

As November is German Literature month (hosted by Caroline at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy at Lizzy’s Literary Life) I thought I’d join in the fun by writing a review or two. 674 more words