2 reads for me!

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Just finished A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French, I loved it!

It was a really easy book to read, written in diary entry format, which meant it could easily be dibbed into.  The story about the Battle family; far from the perfect family, 4 members, 3 dealing with a life crisis.  Mo, is mum rapidly approaching 50 and feeling old, frumpy and unloved, Dora the 17 year old daughter hates her mother and seems to make mistake after mistake.  Then there is Peter, or Oscar as he likes to be known, the flamboyant gay who likes to think he is channelling Oscar Wilde.  Of course dad is in the background holding everyone together.  There were some really funny moments in the book which made me laugh out loud.  It tells the story of family life brilliantly and all is well eventually!

Before reading the above I read The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester.

I love mysteries and this one didn’t disappoint.  Set in Victorian Britain reporter, Frankie, is trying to make her way in a man’s world.  The Suffragette movement is gaining momentum, then known suffragette and trapeze artist Ebony Diamond disappears feared murdered and Frankie is first reporter on the scene.  She begins to investigate and is drawn into a conspiracy plot.

I really enjoyed this book lots of plot twists and turns leading to an excellent climax.

Won’t be putting either book in the school library but will be passing them onto other staff members as recommended reads!


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