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SARAH CRIPPS WRITES… NORTHERN LIGHTS BY PHILIP PULLMAN The Dark Materials forms the cornerstones of BBC1’s autumn schedule and has been eagerly anticipated by fans of this other worldly series.  Some would call this risky business after the contentious 2007 film adaptation. The first episode was warmly received by critics and fans alike. Pullman’s rich…

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Dracul, a prequel to the classic novel Draula as told via notebooks and writing left behind by Bram Stoker

Book Corner – Lost by Eve Ainsworth

Have you read anything by Eve Ainsworth yet? Eve is the author of several Young Adult books. Seven Days, her first title – was published  way back in 2015 by Scholastic. Her latest novel LOST is aimed at a slightly younger readership and is a beautifully written and tender account of a young boy dealing…

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NADINE MOORE REVIEWS A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW BY AMOR TOWLES A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 The story starts in 1922, where the genteel and most charming Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is under house arrest, in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel.  The Bolsheviks have seized power, the Aristocracy have been overthrown and our Count has…