Tag Archives: supernatural

“The binding” by Bridget Collins – Book Review

The time is sometime in the far Anglo-Saxon past. An imaginary time when the annual winter holiday was called “The Turning” and  a time when books were forbidden. So deplorable that the average ‘good’ citizen would not have them in … Continue reading

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“The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor – Book Review

In the former colliery town of Arnhill in Nottinghamshire, a teacher brutally murders her son and then kills herself. “It is the sort of village that glowers at you when you arrive and spits on the ground in disgust as … Continue reading

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“The doll funeral” by Kate Hamer

A well-written, though at times bleak novel, about a thirteen year-old girl who can ‘see‘ the dead. She sees many dead people, but the most constant presence is that of ‘Shadow’, a young boy who has made himself known to … Continue reading

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“Wylding Hall” by Elizabeth Hand

For those readers who are too young to have memories of the seventies “Wylding Hall” might read like a curiosity.  For readers like myself who was roughly the same age as the protagonists, the novel accurately captures the ‘feel’, music, … Continue reading

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