Alias Grace, By Margaret Atwood is a book I have returned to ten years after first reading it for my A-Level in English Literature. I was blessed with a teacher at the time, who allowed us to explore the novel and highlight parts that appealed to and inspired us, simply because they did, and not because they were in tune with any particular syllabus requirements. 354 more words
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Sword of the Matchmaker is an enchanting tale! Filled with action and adventure, Debbie Lynne Costello captures the medieval times and brings the story of Penelope Beatty and Thomas Godfrey to life. 485 more words
“In the high mountains above Ammergau, fog lay over the peaks like a huge funeral shroud. Ravens cawed loudly as they circled the rocky, snow-covered cone of Kofel Mountain, which had been standing watch over this region for hundreds of thousands of years” 339 more words
I gave this story 5 stars on Good Reads, and if I could I would double it to 10.
“In 1937 Freddie (English), Isabella (Italian) and Oskar (a German Jew) become friends at an art school in Florence where they are taught by the dictatorial but magus-like Maestro and his sinister fascist assistant Fosco. 567 more words
From the author of From the Flames comes a gripping new novel of mystery, betrayal, and courage.
At a time when thousands are fleeing tyranny to find a home in the New World, seventeen-year-old Kate Elyot witnesses a tragic accident that orphans a little girl named Emily. 159 more words