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In Good Company – A Must Read If You Love The Dictionary

Book Review : In Good Company A Class of Their Own #2 By Jen Turano Spoiler Alert! Summary After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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After A Fashion – Bustle Into Romance, But Will Love Collapse?

Book Review : After A Fashion A Class of Their Own #1 By Jen Turano Spoiler Alert! Summary Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. … Continue reading

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“Starcross” – Victorian Steampunk Space Travel and More

Book Review: Starcross, A Stirring Adventure of Spies, Time Travel and Curious Hats Larklight #2 By Philip Reeve Decorated Throughout by David Wyatt Spoiler Alert! Summary      Art, Myrtle and their mother accept the kind invitation of a holiday to … Continue reading

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“Playing Beatie Bow” – How Do Children Adapt To Adults Relationships?

Book Review: Playing Beatie Bow By Ruth Park Spoiler Alert! Summary Abigail Kirk was an ordinary enough fourteen-year-old gir, except that she could not understand the adults around her. Why had her father gone off with someone much younger than … Continue reading

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“Tom’s Midnight Garden”- Are Older Books Ever Written For Boys?

Book Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden By Philippa Pearce Spoiler Alert! Summary Tom was a cross and resentful boy when he was sent to stay with his uncle and aunt because his brother, Peter, had caught the measles. As soon as … Continue reading

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“The Sherlockian” – Do Sherlock’s Methods Really Work To Solve a Mystery?

Book Review : The Sherlockian by Graham Moore Spoiler Alert! In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective’s next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero … Continue reading

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