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Berlie Doherty
Birth date: November 06, 1943
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 2 years ago
A fantastic collection of ghost stories from leading children's authors Derek Landy (Scepter of the Ancients), Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines), Joseph Delaney (Revenge of the Witch), Susan Cooper (The Dark Is Rising), Eleanor Updale (Montmorency), Jamila Gavin (Coram Boy), Mal Peet (Keeper), Matt Haig...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 8 years ago
26/6 - I first read this as a child weaning herself off Enid Blyton's school series, not because I didn't like them, but because I knew I'd have to branch out, read more adult books, eventually, and this seemed like a good place to start. This was probably one of my first fantasy-themed books. Prior...
melaniecclegg
melaniecclegg rated it 10 years ago
Ever since I was a child I've loved survival stories, and I remember really enjoying this one. On a second reading as an adult I still found it a nice read. The story follows three children in 1666 as they survive a Winter in an old barn where their parents have sent them to avoid the plague ravagin...
danielamaria7
danielamaria7 rated it 10 years ago
This was such an unbelievably sad book. Oh my word.Never having been a twin, I can't know how realistic their relationship was, but it certainly came across well.Doherty's 'writing voice' is the sort that I would normally write off as a Script of Things not Deep (never having read any books by her b...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 10 years ago
A little girl ghost(?) visits children bringing them fantastical dreams(?) or adventures. It's not entirely clear what is going on, or why, or whether the experiences and visiting creatures are real or not. Jinnie herself seems less like the standard conception of a human ghost and more like more ki...
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