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The Herbalist - Niamh Boyce
The Herbalist
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844883042 (1844883043)
ASIN: 1844883043
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The book eater!
The book eater! rated it
5.0 Beautifully written first novel
When I saw the cover of 'The herbalist' I knew straight away that it would be a tale of 1950's Ireland. When I picked it up, I had a feeling that it would be a brilliant read! I wasn't wrong! 'The herbalist' is one of the most compelling stories I've read by an Irish author in a very long time. Ea...
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Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it
4.0 The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce - Review.
When the herbalist appears out of nowhere and sets out his stall in the market square he brings excitement to Emily’s dull midlands town. The teenager is enchanted – the glamorous visitor can be a Clark Gable to her Jean Harlow, a Fred to her Ginger, a man to make her forget her lowly status in this...
CherylMM rated it
3.0 The Herbalist
It was a bit of a slow starter that ended up picking up pace towards the last quarter.From a pure plot point of view this a good story. There were a few points I would query though.Ireland in the 30s would have without a doubt had a Catholic priest running the show in the villages. Nothing happened ...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
“You wouldn’t know it but it’s my story. You won’t find me in the column inches. You won’t find me in the newsprint. You’ll find me in the gaps, the commas, the full stops – the small dark spaces where one thing led to another.”Although the quote above relates specifically to one of the characters i...
TeaPartyPrincess rated it
4.0 Herbalist the
A very easy four stars. Almost five.This story starts slow and builds and builds and builds. It is fantastically written and the prose is so lyrical that it felt at times as though I were reading a poem. The writing itself grows and by the end you feel as though you're reading a different book entir...
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