Book review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The library may be closed, but to quote the immortal slogan of T-shirts and mugs the world over, 'readers gonna read'. Over the next few weeks, we'll be discussing some of the books that have caught our attention during the lockdown. First up is ELS library assistant Aimee with her review of Kendare Blake's bestselling … Continue reading Book review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The timeless appeal of Berlie Doherty

There are so many excellent new authors of children’s fiction, but don’t forget those who have been around for a while – they have much to offer. Berlie Doherty has been writing books for children and young people for over three decades, with her next book Haunted Hills due to be published this summer. Her … Continue reading The timeless appeal of Berlie Doherty

Book review: The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Vita set her jaw, and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's … Continue reading Book review: The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell