"Cordelia Wainscot"
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Location: London, England


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A House of Light by Candida Clark
A House of Light by Candida Clark
I was sorry to read so many negative reviews; possibly the reviewers were expecting something different and were therefore disappointed.

For me, one of the strengths of this novel was the fact that it does not fit into any particular genre. I suspect, as I'm writing this, that the disappointed reviewers were more betrayed by the tendency of publishers to write lazy, generic blurbs than by faults in the actual novel.

No, it's not a psychological thriller. The plot it seems to me, is not intended to be realistic, keeping the reader on the edge of her seat, but more of a structure on which to hang a story of inherited guilt, secrets and lies. There are a series of… Read more
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: A Multiple Al&hellip by Leonard F. Wheat
24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
The reason is simply that none of them is actually a review of THIS book. and hence not relevant here. Neither is this, of course, so Amazon should probably just remove the lot!
Children's Classics and Modern Classics: Swish Of &hellip by Pamela Brown
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Like most of your other reviewers, I, too, had happy memories of reading this as a child, about forty years ago. There were, I am sure, five in the series, although I can only remember three after this one. They were 'Maddy Alone' 'Blue Door Venture' and 'Maddy Again'. In years of moving around I lost all my original copies. A few years ago I was determined to see if I could get them again; through book searches I've managed to get second-hand copies of the first two. Does the publication of TSOTC in paperback mean we can look forward to the others?