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Short story: The Call by Robert Westall, from The Call and Other Stories (1989). Recommended.

Poem: White Bridge Road by Joan Murray, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. 27 more words

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My 10 favourite books OF ALL TIME

Am I allowed to use shouty capitals in the title of this post? I think so, because choosing favourite books is always a minefield. Favourites often change with your mood, the season, the time of day and so on, but these books, these are the ones that have stood the test of time with me. 907 more words


Fantasy Reads - `The Cats of Seroster'

Cats are very much on my mind at the moment since I have a litter of young kittens in the house. So this week I’m going to recommend a book by an author who was particularly good at writing about cats – Robert Westall (1929-1993). 1,291 more words

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The Cats of Seroster know what's best for them

Young Cam is tasked to journey to a distant city with a letter and a dagger that he can’t get rid of – no matter how he tries. 617 more words


Demons and Shadows: The Ghostly Best of Robert Westall

Robert Westall (1929-1993) was best known as a writer of books for children and young adults, often involving cats and themes surrounding his experiences growing up during World War II. 648 more words


"Spectral Shadows" by Robert Westall - subtle, atmospheric, Eighties, British horror novellas.

“Spectral Shadows” is a collection of three  novellas by Robert Westall. Each novella is a tale of  horror: basic, primitive, overwhelming horror.

This isn’t the fear of werewolves and vampires- humans in another skin – but the deep, involuntary dread of the dangerously wrong that raises the small hairs on your neck, causes your body to tremble and changes the way in which you see the world and your place in it. 771 more words

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My name is Hannah and I am 18 years old from the U.K. I have decided to create this blog in order to encourage me to start reading more again. 361 more words