K. Wilson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)
Location: Wales


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,270,276 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
Merry Hall (Beverley Nichols Trilogy) (Merry Hall &hellip by Beverley Nichols
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I had read Nichols' excellent childrens books when I was about ten and on finding a copy of Merry Hall in a second hand bookshop (along with the others in the trilogy) I decided to see if his writing for adults was equally magical; I was not disappointed. Merry Hall is a charming book. Nichols' enthusiasm is infectious and made me look at flowers with renewed joy but don't worry if you are not an avid gardener, Nichols was not bothered with the day to day business of weeding etc, he has a vision of creating a place of beauty which he shares with the reader. It's an exciting story of the creation of a personal paradise. Gardening aside the (the book has much more to offer than horticultural… Read more
The Devil on the Road (Puffin Books) by Robert Westall
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Westall is an excellent children's writer, this is one of his lesser known books.

The time travelling central character is intended to be identified with by a young male reader, though this book would appeal to girls who have enjoyed other classic time travelling stories with female main characters(e.g. A Stitch In Time, Come Back Lucy, Traveller in Time).

The English Civil War setting is unusual and works well, Westall adds enough background for those unfamiliar with the period, but not so much it would irritate those who know it well. The main problem with this book is it is very obviously set in 1977 - by now it is dated and those young men who read it now read… Read more

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