Tag Archives: Victorian England

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -What Would It Be Like If England Had Magic?

Book Review : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke Spoiler Alert! Summary Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me… The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long … 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 Cater Street Hangman” – How Would The Class System Affect A Victorian Mystery?

Book Review: The Cater Street Hangman, The First Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel By Anne Perry Spoiler Alert! Summary Panic and fear strike the Ellison household when one of their own falls prey to the Cater Street murderer. While Mrs. … Continue reading

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“The Grand Tour” and “The Mislaid Magician” – My How Time Flies!

Book Review: The Grand Tour By Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer Spoiler Alert!  Summary Kate and Cecy and their new husbands, Thomas and James, are off on a leisurely tour of the Continent. But once they arrive in France, … Continue reading

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