Tag Archives: England

A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner (1986)

Alice is on the run!  Her father has just been murdered and she has no where to go and no idea who she can trust.  She’s pretty sure her father’s killers were sent by Queen Elizabeth I.  Can she find … Continue reading

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The Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth by Lloyd Alexander (1963)

The Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Garth   Young Jason is thrilled (and not completely surprised) to discover his cat Gareth can talk!  Like most of us, Jason had often heard that cats have nine lives, but Gareth … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Stories & Shakespeare Stories II by Leon Garfield (1985 & 1994)

  My husband and I are in the process of moving and a few days ago we boxed up the hundreds of books on our family room bookshelf.  Halfway through the project, I saw these two books which I purchased … Continue reading

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Three Famous Novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1886 – 1911)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than 30 novels, but Little Lord Fontleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, all three written for children,  are by far her best known and loved.  Although each story is unique, you will see … Continue reading

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When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne (1924 & 1927)

Of course, we know A. A. Milne best for his Winnie the Pooh books, but in fact he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, plays, articles and poetry.  He saw himself mostly as a playwright. When We Were Very Young … Continue reading

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Redwall Series (22 volumes!!) by Brian Jacques (1986 – 2011)

Castles. . .knights. . .battles. . .feasts. . .rats. . .mice. . .ferrets — the Redwall books have them all!  With the possible exception of Harry Potter, the Brian Jacques’ Redwall series were the favorite books in our family!  I purchased … Continue reading

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)

The boy who had his locker above mine in high school was named Dorian.  I’d never heard that name before, and really didn’t think anything about it.  But one day I mentioned him to my mother and she said, “I … Continue reading

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