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Rotherweird
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
Welcome to Rotherweird: a town with no guidebooks and no history, but many, many secrets . . . 'Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold' Mike Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS A stunning combination of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and Gormenghast with a dash of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks and no visitor's centre, despite the tangled architecture, avant garde science and offbeat rituals. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, its independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies Rotherweird or its history. For beneath the enchanting surface lurks a patch of slippery sky and a secret so dark that it must never be rediscovered, still less reused. But secrets have a way of leaking out. Two inquisitive outsiders arrive: Jonah Oblong, to teach modern history at Rotherweird School (nothing local and nothing else before 1800), and the sinister billionaire Sir Veronal Slickstone, to renovate the town's long-derelict Manor House. Though driven by conflicting motives, Slickstone and Oblong strive to connect past and present, until they and their allies are drawn into a race against time, and each other . . . with lethal and apocalyptic consequences. In Rotherweird, nothing is quite what it seems. Rotherweird is the first book in the forthcoming Rotherweird Trilogy by Andrew Caldecott.
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Mogoeg
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Pick, with reservations. Weird, in both the old & new sense of the word, this book is too long & drags in the middle. It is also overly pleased with itself, which is a bit off-putting tbh. However, it is v-e-r-y British (a good thing IMO) - by turns clever, intricate, whimsical & sinister. It is an enticing world to visit with eccentric characters & intriguing lore. Not sure I'll pick up the sequel, but I'm satisfied it was time well spent.

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Mogoeg
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I 100% decided to check out this book based on its cover! But so far I‘m really enjoying it and it is as quirky as I hoped it would be. #coverlove

GrilledCheeseSamurai Whenever I see this in the bookstore I'm intrigued and reach for it. I've yet to pull the trigger on buying it but I'm pretty sure it'll happen. 👍 1mo
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emmaturi
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Set in rural England, Rotherweird has to no police, no bishop, no MP, so basically no interference from the rest of the country. It is historical fantasy with lots of great characters and a strange world with strange creatures. #bookseries

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emmaturi
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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1. 47, in October will get to 48
2. Mountains
3. Argentina
4. All over Scotland

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice! Where are you going? 2mo
emmaturi I will be going to Lithuania! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 2mo
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BiblioLitten Wow!! 2mo
BarbaraBB Lithuania, cool! 2mo
emmaturi Yea looking forward to visit Vilnus! @BarbaraBB 2mo
Eggs Zounds ! That‘s a lot of traveling 🧳 2mo
emmaturi Yes but it is my hobby!! @Eggs 2mo
Crazeedi Wow you are so fortunate to visit so many different places! 2mo
emmaturi Yes, indeed. I love to travel! @Crazeedi 2mo
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rwmg
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Intriguing story of a place where two worlds meet

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rwmg
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Emilymdxn Looks amazing! I really want to read this and it‘s a perfect environment for reading (edited) 4mo
rwmg It's a comfy cafeteria style health food restaurant with friendly staff who seem happy enough for me to take quite a long lunch with my book rather than eat and run. 4mo
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Lostinagoodbook
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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Quirky, weird and mysterious. It's a very unusual book but I dig it!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Full review at: https://lostnagoodbook.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/rotherweird-andrew-caldecott/

rwmg My sister gave me this for Christmas but I haven't got to it yet. 5mo
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Rambo_Reads
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Can't resist that description - let's go!😀

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MrsMarks88
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My half term read 😊

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SealedWithInk
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Got this one to keep me company whilst I finish reading Rotherweird.

JoScho That face 🤗❤️🤗❤️ 10mo
SealedWithInk @JoScho it took a few name calling to get him to look at the camera. He was more concerned at the time with cleaning his paws. But yes, he is cute ❤ 10mo
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quinas
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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I loved this book, it was such a pleasure to read. The creation of this world was so thorough and affectionate I‘m a bit sad to leave it. I wish some of the characters were explored a bit more, but it is a series, so I‘ll just have to wait for the second book. Patience is not one of my virtues!

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Fernoppy
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You know when you start one of those randomly selected books and are surprised by its brilliance? I could not stop reading. The premise was intriguing - a town that is forbidden by regulation to learn any history before 1800 - and a cast of fascinating characters. There was a lot going on but for me it struck a good balance between enough clues to work some things out without giving away everything.

MiyakoBunny Absolutely 😃 sometimes I just go to the library 📚 & Say Hey 👋🏼 There Book I would buy you a drink 🥃 first but this isn‘t one of those nights 😉 Then every once in awhile you get pleasantly surprised by said book 📚 & you put a ring on it 💍 2y
Fernoppy @MiyakoBunny I think that's why I love reading - each new book gives my hope that I'll fall in love 😍 2y
MiyakoBunny Truly 😍😍😍 2y
Canadian.Reads Nice review! 2y
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conniereads
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How awesome does this book sound?! I saw it in Waterstones a couple of months back and thought it sounded cool, so imagine my surprise when it turned up in my birthday presents!! 🎉

#rotherweird #andrewcaldecott #fantasy #booklove

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DeborahSmall
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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#bookmail my gorgeous #goldsboro limited edition of Rotherweird ❤️ sprayed edges😍

BookishMarginalia How beautiful! 2y
LeahBergen Pretty! 😍 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I ordered this too 🙌 2y
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eshchory
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I asked to review this book based om the charming cover art.
Great decision!!
A whimsical fantasy, with oddball world building and a cast of eccentric characters.
I would recommend it to fans of Jonathan Strange &Mr Norrell with natural science and steampunk instead of magic.

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Moray_Reads
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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How this did drag! By the end of the first 1/3 my interest had waned. Caldecott aims for a Gormenghast-esque tone but his attempt to replicate the juicy gothic atmosphere of Peake just doesn't work. He imitates the outlandish names but while Peake's cartoonish characters are compelling and complex Caldecott's are flimsy and interchangable. Also having the explanation revealed step-by-step at the end is only acceptable for Christie and Sayers!

Jokila Oh god I hate that 🤦🏻‍♀️ the over-explanatory ending can ruin a good story 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I gotta make Peake happen at some point in my life. 3y
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Moray_Reads
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Sometimes life IS a hotel of cherries (and a mocha, and a new ARC). Starting this the day weekend as I mean to go on 🍒🍒☕☕📚📚

Kalalalatja Looks delicious! 3y
maich I like this photo😍👍❤ and love cherries🍒 3y
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Moray_Reads
Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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Most of my #maymostanticipated are netgalley ARCs ready and waiting on my kindle, so I'm going to go ahead and say this is my May TBR as well #maybookflowers

valeriegeary Oooo....a new Patrick Ness book!! 3y
RealLifeReading Great covers! 3y
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Moray_Reads @valeriegeary in going to a book a talk and signing on Saturday 🙌🙌 3y
valeriegeary Jealous! 😭 3y
batsy Oooh I have the House of Names ARC as well. Do hope to get to it this month. And the Miéville! Aaaah 3y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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@DeborahSmall I caved and preordered two more books from Goldsboro! I want so many more though! Xx

DeborahSmall I really want Rotherweird and a few more but I've overspent this month already, at the end of the month I'll definitely be ordering. Last I looked my Goldsboro list was at 7! Xxx 3y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I've started saving some money each month just for my Goldsboro purchases! Xx 3y
DeborahSmall Me too x this week and next week are phone bill weeks. I pay my sons bill every month (ed....that's 2 or 3 Goldsboro books every month. Times like this I feel like cancelling it! My list is down to 6 for Goldsboro, few of them May releases so I'm hoping I'll have time to get them xx 3y
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ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall there seem to be so many good books out in May. They should offer instalment plans but maybe that would encourage us too much!! Xx 3y
DeborahSmall I'm hoping that the May releases are still available in June as family are getting told book vouchers or cash 😉. Im sure it's simple enough to send a gift voucher if I tell family what website to visit x 3y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I can never seem to tell which books will sell out and which won't. Fingers crossed they all stay available! Xx 3y
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