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Margo Lanagan, The Brides of Rollrock Island (2012)

I have always been fascinated by the origin stories of evil sorceresses – what were they like when they were young? Is there perhaps a traumatic event that, while it does not justify their villainous behavior, may go some way … Continue reading

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Eva Ibbotson, various

I read my second Eva Ibbotson novel, and it was a pure concoction of delight. It was A Countess Below Stairs, and the heroine, Anna, is a fabulously rich, privileged scion of Russian nobility who nonetheless does not possess a … Continue reading

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