My fourteen-year-old daughter is an avid reader of any and everything from the cornflakes' packet to Charlotte Bronte! somewhere in between she has recently read and enjoyed K.M. Peyton's Flambards series (Puffin). She is delighted that the set is now complete with Flambards Divided. I suspect that fans will find it a sad and frustrating book as the reality of Christina's marriage to Dick is unfolded and she eventually remarries the reckless Mark Russell. There is something woolly but satisfying about K.M. Peyton's combination of romance and historical background. Perhaps I should await the paperback edition but the spirit of Christmas persuades me to complete this series with the hardback edition as a much wanted gift.