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A friend introduced me to The Colour of Milk, It is set in 1831 by fifteen-year-old Mary, who had been toiling on her
father's farm with her three sisters. She is sent to care for the local
vicar's invalid wife. As events unfold, it slowly becomes apparent why
it is so important that she keep a record of what has happened.
Now I'm reading Memoirs of a Dipper.
If you can't cope
with harrowing, distressing realism, then these books are not for you. I must
confess I have found this second read harder going. I had been feeling quite
down lately and came to the conclusion that this novel has been affecting my
(Poor Ginger and
all the young children in real life, who meet the same, all too common grizzly
The stories are brilliantly told and I
am a huge fan of Nell Leyshon as she writes so well with such a
compelling individual voice, so I think this book will either have
to be put aside, until I feel robust enough to finish it, or read during the day only, rather than evenings.
A bookshop friend said to me: "I don't do harrowing..."
10th Oct 2016. I finished 'Memoirs of a Dipper'. It is an excellent book, well crafted and written. Despite the sad chapter with Ginger, I would highly recommend it.
Awesome, Robin , you've listed some new authors for me to explore. I've read one Jospephine Tey. I should read more.
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Meet MG author, Robin Stevenswho writes a series of crime books featuring her two school girl detectives: Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. In today's interview post she talks about her own childhood and her writing research.
In our next post, Robin tells us more about her literary heroines and hero's, as well as her writing/ publishing schedule.
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Robin Stevens' Interviewwill be coming this week. Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th January. Here is an excerpt of her first novel: Murder Most Unladylike
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