Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland // Did We Just Steal Other People’s Stories?

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Does Britain have its own set of folk and fairy tales? We hear so much more about the German classics, made famous by the Brothers Grimm. But believe it or not, they do exist, and Kevin Crossley-Holland has brought them into our modern day. 

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Seeing how music played a big part in the war, with all the consequences too…Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

Symphony for the city of the dead

So here’s a book I’d never heard anyone talk about before, but when Walker Books offer to send one my way – while it took me a while to decide – I gave it a chance.

I wasn’t sure how it would go, since I’m only just getting into nonfiction and this is over 400 pages, which will have been double the size of my longest nonfiction read so far. But I love learning about history, and so here we are today.

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Symphony for the City of the Dead

Title: Symphony for the city of the dead

Author: M.T. Anderson

Publisher: Walker Books

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Nonfiction, History, Biography

Number of Pages: Β 456

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Read in August 2015

Review originally written on Instagram & Goodreads – edited and extended here for the purpose of the blog, using notes from the time

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Author: Patrick Ness

Series Status: The 1st book in the Chaos Walking trilogy

Publisher: Walker Books

Number of Pages: 479 + 28 bonus “short story” pages

 


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