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Ghost Hawk
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper

Little Hawk is about to leave his family and village to go into the woods and live alone for three […]

A summer of drowning
A summer of drowning by John Burnside

It is summer time on the island of Kvaloya, the time of the midnight sun. And Mats Sigfridsson has just […]

How many miles to Babylon?

ISBN: 9780141046969 ; Quotes Because I am an officer and a gentleman they have given me my notebooks, pen, ink […]

Clouds of witness

After solving the mystery of Whose Body Lord Peter Wimsey holidays in the wilds of Corsica, but, tiring of the rustic and wanting a bit of luxury he heads to Paris where he gets the shocking news that his brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for murder. And the victim was Denis Cathcart, his sister’s fiancée. Wimsey heads for home straight away, and together with Inspector Parker he begins to investigate what actually happened.

The Giant, O’Brien

“Bring in the cows now. Time to shut up for the night”.
There came three cows, breathing in the near-dark: swishing with the tips of their tails, their bones showing through hide.

Travels in the Scriptorium

ISBN: 9780312426293 Carl was kind enough to send me this book; one of the prizes from his Once Upon A […]

Achilles

Two rivers. Flowing in contrary directions.
Two layers of water, each moving steadily, separate and self-possessed.

When I was thinking of books to read for the myth section of Carl’s challenge I did consider the Iliad, and the Odyssey too, so when I was wandering around the library and stumbled across this book it seemed perfect. And I’m so glad I picked it up; it makes for a really good read.

Iron Council

This is the third of Mieville’;s books to be set in the wonderful world of New Crobuzon, and so far […]