Children's fiction

How I Saved the World in a Week by Polly Ho-Yen

Books for children with the end of the world theme can go in many ways. This chooses a reasonably unique path to tread. I found the first half of the book more to my taste. It was emotional and heart-rending, and it was hard not to feel for the lead protagonist.Billy has a difficult upbringing.… Continue reading How I Saved the World in a Week by Polly Ho-Yen

Drama, Historical fiction

Love and Miss Harris (The Company of Fools Book 1) by Peter Maughan

I have read two books by the author of a different series: The Cuckoos of Batch MagnaThe Ghost of Artemus Strange The two other books I read by the author focused on a village and its inhabitants. There were discussions about wealth and survival amidst general humour that I could get.There were moments in this… Continue reading Love and Miss Harris (The Company of Fools Book 1) by Peter Maughan