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Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Alexandra Bracken’s new debut book, Passenger. The review is an extract from episode 42 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on 17 May 2015. This is a spoiler-free review. Thanks to the Co-op for providing Angelya with a copy of… Read more »

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Review: Love, Lies and Spies, Cindy Anstey

Review: Love, Lies and Spies, Cindy Anstey

It’s the early nineteenth century – the time of the war against Napoleon and the Regency in England. Young people of the Aristocracy and their overbearing parents are descending on London for a summer of parties, gambling and general licentiousness, to see and to be seen, and to snag a… Read more »

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Review: The Storyteller’s Muse, Traci Harding

Review: The Storyteller’s Muse, Traci Harding

A musician, an artist, an author and a dancer walk into an apartment… It’s a story that elderly author Penelope feels compelled to tell, and she enlists nurse and aspiring writer, Peter, to help her do just that. But when Peter begins to delve into research for the novel, the… Read more »

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Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s adventures have been described by one publicist as “Elizabeth Bennet meets Buffy”, and that pretty much sums this book up in a few words. By turns witty, delicious Regency society drama and dark, action-packed adventure, I could not put it down. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to step… Read more »

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Review: Legacy of Kings, Eleanor Herman

Review: Legacy of Kings, Eleanor Herman

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Eleanor Herman’s new YA historical book, Legacy of Kings. The review is an extract from episode 33 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on September 25, 2015. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast… Read more »

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Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

Review: The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth

You can listen to an interview with Kate Forsyth, talking about The Beast’s Garden in episode 32 of Tea in the Treetops podcast! The Beast’s Garden is a retelling of the Grimm’s The Singing Springing Lark, an early (and more complicated) version of the much loved Beauty and the Beast…. Read more »

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Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Originally published eleven years ago, Susanna Clarke’s debut novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has now been adapted into a much-anticipated television series, currently airing on BBC One in the United Kingdom. I first read this amazing book probably close to ten years ago and I remember loving it at the… Read more »

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Review: Skin, Ilka Tampke

Review: Skin, Ilka Tampke

Ailia is a foundling, without a place in society and not allowed to undertake the learning that she yearns for. The Mothers, the mysterious guardians of her people, have other ideas, calling Ailia to their realm to teach her the knowledge she will need to lead her people against the… Read more »

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Review: The Walled City, Ryan Graudin

Review: The Walled City, Ryan Graudin

The Walled City is billed as YA but is full of brutal and heart-breaking issues. The Walled City itself is a kingdom of thieves, prostitutes and drug lords. Three teenagers live there – Mei Yee, who was taken from her family as a young girl and forced to be a prostitute for the drug… Read more »

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