Sunday, August 14, 2005

A New Ibbotson

Big A Little a has pointed me to a new book by Eva Ibbotson, The Beasts of Clawstone Castle. The Sunday Times describes Ibbotson's books well.

Eva Ibbotson is known for two kinds of books — substantial historical adventures about faraway places and other times (Journey to the River Sea and The Star of Kazan), and shorter, fantastical tales of ghosts and magic. This sparky and humorous new book is of the second kind. It is the story of a brother and sister staying with eccentric relations in a decaying castle that does not cut the mustard as a tourist attraction.

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