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Deep Amber (Deep Amber 1) by C. J. Busby
Deep Amber (Deep Amber 1) by C. J. Busby
Delightful book that is like a cross between the early Harry Potter books and The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis. Would make a wonderful holiday read for confident 7-9 year olds and a good duvet day read for older children (or grown-ups!). My daughter loved it!
The Letters by Satya Robyn
The Letters by Satya Robyn
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Debut, 22 April 2013
The Letters is a debut novel by Fiona Robyn here reissued under her new name Satya Robyn. It is a startling work: like a flower that needs staking in the wind it wavers at base before Robyn's work bursts forth in the most beautiful living prose.

Violet is a fifty-one year old divorcee and mother of four adult children, a son and three daughters. She has moved to the Sussex coast to start again, and the book opens with Violet, in a terrible temper, leaving her lover Tom. Violet's reminiscences about her life, and how she has got to where she is, are interspersed with letters. These letters are mysterious objects out of time. A complete series dated in the 1950s, they arrive… Read more
Small Kindnesses by Satya Robyn
Small Kindnesses by Satya Robyn
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly engaging read, 15 Nov 2012
Small Kindnesses by Fiona Robyn is utterly delightful. Leonard, a widower, finds a railway ticket in an old handbag belonging to his late wife Rose. The ticket to Didcot, together with a letter from an old school friend of Rose, set Leonard off on a trail of discovery. A closely observed portrait of an extended family, as well as a study in grief and identity, Small Kindnesses is vibrant and real. Leonard is lightly flawed and very likeable as he deals with crisis after crisis without Rose's help and advice. Robyn highlights the double whammy that is every widow and widower's main tragedy: the dealing with grief and trauma without the help of the lost spouse. It is, as you would expect,… Read more