• Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
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    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book review)

    I’d bought Water for Elephants over a year ago but with the ongoing Masters the time to read it finally came just over a month ago. This isn’t a book I’m going to be raving about in terms of the wait having been worth it, and yet it is one I certainly enjoyed. It is a tale told in flashback. Our narrator, Jacob Jankowski is in an old age home reminiscing about the time he ran away to join a circus. The 23 year old Polish American had left his veterinarian studies right before graduation after the death of his…

  • The Stravaganza series - Mary Hoffman
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    The world of Stravaganza.

    (How gorgeous are these covers?) Imagine a parallel world to our own. Only that world is still in the 16th century and in the land known as Talia, a version of our very own Italy. Imagine being part of a group of Stravaganti – fellow time-travellers from our world (modern-day England) and Talia – who are working together for a united aim. That of saving Talia from the clutches of the Di Chimici family, all the while trying their level best to prevent the same Di Chimici  from finding out their secret, travelling to our world and using modern advances…

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