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Children's adventure tale, not really dated after 60yrs (book 14)

Advantages: Exciting adventure story
Disadvantages: May be a bit too 'middle class' for some

Background The Famous Five books are a series of 21 stories written almost annually by Enid Blyton. The Five mentioned in each title are three siblings - Julian, Dick and little sister Anne together with their cousin Georgina (who insists on bei ...

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Review of Five Have Plenty of Fun - Enid Blyton

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Northern lights a modern classic

Advantages: The writing
Disadvantages: Not really for the uber religious

A modern classic For years I had been hearing about Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials Trilogy and I genuinely meant to get around to reading them but somehow never did. I was dropping some books off in my local charity shop one day when I seen ...

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Review of Northern Lights Filmed as The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

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Northern Lights AKA the Golden Compass Book - His Dark Materials

Advantages: A great way to escape from reality !
Disadvantages: None for me

NORTHERN LIGHTS FILMED AS THE GOLDEN COMPASS After some heavy hinting a couple of christmas' ago and with a bit of help from my sister, My son bought me the first book in Philip Pullmans 'His Dark Materials' Trilogy. Book one in this trilogy ...

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Review of Northern Lights Filmed as The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

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The Northern Lights - I wish I'd read this sooner

Advantages: Fantastic story, suitable for all ages.
Disadvantages: I found it hard to get into on the first few pages

'But think of Adam and Eve like an imaginary number, like the square root of minus one: you can never see any concrete proof that it exists, but if you include it in your equations, you can calculate all manner of things that couldn't be imagined without ...

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Review of Northern Lights Filmed as The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

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A bedtime delight!

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My 7 year old son is a huge fan of the author Jeremy Strong and we are slowing making our way through all his books. The latest book for bedtime is Krankensteins crazy house of horror. My son chose to read this not only because he loves the author but the ...

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Review of Krankenstein's Crazy House of Horror - Jeremy Strong

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