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And love thee evermore by Lennox Allan
And love thee evermore by Lennox Allan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid book, 2 Jun 2009
A couple of years ago, when I first found out about this book, I was fortunate enough to find a copy of it (autographed by the author, no less) and its sequel, THE LIVING SWORD. I had no idea how lucky I was; they're both scarcer than hens' teeth.

1684, Scotland. Young Lyall is the son of an author of treasonable pamphlets. His father is executed by a troop of dragoons. Lyall, who is very young for his age (which is eleven), has led a sheltered life and does not realize what has happened. Not knowing what else to do with the small, frail child, whose name they mishear as "Loyal," they take him back with them to their base at Paisley. The child, exhausted and confused, loves… Read more
Autumn Term (FF Childrens Classics) by Antonia Forest
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I have always enjoyed school stories, however formulaic many of them are (can you say "Malory Towers" and "St. Clare's"?) When I first bought this book on a vacation in England in the early 1980s I was expecting the same sort of thing. What I got was, instead, a superb, definitely not-written-to-a-formula book, with fascinating, complex characters and brilliant writing. The identical, but completely different, twins have such lofty plans for their first term at school; the ways in which the plans go awry and the unexpected way in which they excel make for plenty of things happening in the book, but I think it's for the characters that I like it so much. I was… Read more