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lucky children to have an author like Julia Lee
on 11 September 2013
In the well worn footfalls of E. Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Joan Aiken with a dash of Dahl (how could there not be?) Julia Lee has written a very exciting adventure tale of an orphan girl, Clemency, sent home from India to an unknown fate after the death of her parents.
Like many a tale she is a stranger in a strange land and the characters seen through the eyes of our young heroine loom large with a sometime air of menace but do not despair the fragrance of hot buttered toast on the end of a fork before a nursery fire is never that far away.
This is a jolly story that will keep a young person awake long after "lights out" and even an elderly person chortling at these madcap misadventures