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Book of the week
There’s a dreamlike quality to Moira Young’s new novel, which is filled with angels, ghosts, and the spirit of the movies too. Yet at the same time, it’s one of the most vivid, lively, uplifting and funniest books of the year.
(Chicken House Ltd)
It is a brave author who takes on a classic; it very rarely works. Natasha Farrant has boldly decided to enter the world of Jane Austen. Does she succeed? She does.
Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff
This at times sad story also has a sad history, with the enormously gifted Mal Peet dying of cancer before he could get to its end. But his close friend, the equally uncompromising Meg Rosoff, accepted his wish that she complete the work.