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'Wildwitch: Oblivion' by Lene Kaaberbøl (Review)

Emily has been helping out on the blog for a good while now, and over the course of the last few years her reading preferences have naturally developed, with a slightly reduced emphasis on fairies and more tolerance for darker elements in her books.  726 more words

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'The Beach at Night' by Elena Ferrante (Review)

As promised in my recent post on Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, it’s time to focus a little more on the role of the doll in the novel.  856 more words

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'Tow-Truck Pluck' by Annie M.G. Schmidt & Fiep Westendorp (Review)

My little helper has been rather busy recently with school work and basketball training, but she’s always ready to drop everything when another book arrives, especially when it’s by a writer whose work she’s enjoyed before.  840 more words

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'An Elephantasy' by María Elena Walsh (Review)

When you hear talk of a flying elephant, most Anglophone readers’ minds will probably turn in the direction of a certain Disneyfied pachyderm entertaining crowds at the circus.  837 more words

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'Wildwitch: Wildfire' by Lene Kaaberbøl (Review)

While I’ve read a fair few books for this year’s Women in Translation Month, I’m not the only one in my household who’s on board.  909 more words

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'The Snow Queen' by Hans Christian Andersen (Review)

It’s been a while, but today sees the return of my trusty assistant (who has been otherwise occupied with school, her iPad and piles of other books which my wife reserves on the library database on a daily basis).  635 more words

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