Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Jenny Blackford to my blog, to introduce us to her favourite book of the year.
Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life (Doubleday, 2013) is a near-perfect historical novel, full of far more than the standard number of what-ifs through the magic of lives rerun over and over again. It’s also incredibly moving on the horrors of World War Two, particularly in blitzed London. The sequel, A God in Ruins, is even sadder and more beautiful.
Jenny Blackford’s middle-grade adventure novel full of spooky spiders has recently appeared from Christmas Press.