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A Spell of Winter
A Spell of Winter | Helen Dunmore
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Catherine and her brother, Rob, don?t know why they have been abandoned by their parents. Incarcerated in the enormous country house of their grandfather ? ?the man from nowhere? ? they create a refuge against their family?s dark secrets ? and the outside world as it moves towards the First World War. As time passes their sibling love deepens and crosses into forbidden territory ? but they are not as alone in the house as they believe ?
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Lizpixie
A Spell of Winter | Helen Dunmore
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This is my overly ambitious #stack for this weekends #LitsyPartyOfOne & #24B4Monday #readathon In honour of @MrBook milestone of over 1,000,000 litfluence Hosted by the below tagged people, it going to be a weekend of books, snacks, prize drawings & lots & lots of tea. Come join us if you can!

TheReadingMermaid Wow girl!!! You got this 💪 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s quite the plan 1mo
Andrew65 I‘m backing you @Lizpixie given your recent performances on readathons 👍 1mo
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Rachel.Rencher Great stack! 1mo
jb72 That is a great stack! Good luck! 1mo
FantasyChick That's awesome! I'm adding Wilder Girls and The Beautiful to my stck too! 1mo
Lynnsoprano Oh, my! I have a feeling that I‘ll be so busy looking at participants‘ posts and commenting that I won‘t get much reading done 😄 1mo
Crazeedi Great stack!! 1mo
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TheLudicReader
A Spell of Winter | Helen Dunmore
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Lizpixie
A Spell of Winter | Helen Dunmore
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#BookMail Pt3 This one was an impulse buy after seeing it on @SavidgeReads booktube channel. It sounded perfect for this time of year, a turn of the century story of a brother & sister who after being abandoned by their parents, grow up isolated in a decaying mansion in the woods. It has a strong “Flowers In The Attic” vibe with the growing relationship between siblings who have nobody else to turn to. So trigger warning for incest.

SaraFair I ❤️ Simon! It is gorgeous, if even just for decoration! 3mo
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shawnmooney
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❤️

saresmoore Wonderful. This gave me chills! What a sad loss. 3y
LeahBergen ❤️ 3y
LauraBeth 💕💕 3y
batsy I haven't read her and clearly I should. 3y
Reggie Wow. 3y
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shawnmooney
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TrishB 😢😢 3y
jhod Helen Dunmore: facing mortality and what we leave behind

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/04/helen-dunmore-facing-mortality-bir...
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charl08 Sad news. 3y
andrew61 Very sad, her children's book ingo was a favourite of two of my daughters, and i only recently enjoyed 'exposure', she was capable of diverse and brilliant writing. I also only recently heard her on r4 book programme eloquently talking about her writing, illness and that her writing allowed her to live on for her grandchildren. 3y
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Weaponxgirl
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So I'm not sure how to review this book. This is really immersive and the writing is beautiful but I can see why some people don't like it. It won the first ever what was called at the time orange prize. This is a book if you like a gothic type novel set in a crumbling house that is really claustrophobic. Will say though there is incest and this isn't a comfortable book in any way. But it is worth a read if you like that style of writing

candyflossramparts The Litsy description makes this book sound like a more literary Flowers in the Attic. Hmmmmmm 🤔 3y
Weaponxgirl @candyflossramparts I've not read that one so I honestly can't tell you but I have heard it described as such. 3y
candyflossramparts Flowers in the Attic was one of those books that every pre-teen girl read when I was younger (for better or worse 😅). I'm intrigued, so I've added it to my stack - I love a gothic! 3y
Weaponxgirl @candyflossramparts gotcha, I may not be reading that one anytime soon then 😉 3y
candyflossramparts Solid choice! 😉 3y
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MyBookLife
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A Spell of Winter was exactly as I thought in terms of the sentiment in the book, but it was NOTHING like I expected in terms of the plot. Have you read it? What did you think about Catherine and Rob?

LitHousewife I love the title! 4y
MyBookLife @LitHousewife Me too! Have you read it? 4y
Lakesidemusing Gorgeous cover! 4y
MyBookLife @Lakesidemusing I know! That was one of the things that draw me to the book :) 4y
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