Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1945




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Mary Hoffman is a bestselling British author and reviewer, born in 1945. She is a true enthusiast of Italy and spends a lot of her time there, which shows in her Stravaganza novels: a series currently in publication. In total, she has written over 80 books, including the aforementioned Stravaganza series and the bestselling picture book, Amazing Grace. Mary is also the editor of a review magazine Armadillo for kids.

Watch the book trailer for David, Mary Hoffman's most recent novel

Mary Hoffman isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
Anyone on here remember "bibliotherapy"? It was big in the '70s and meant that there should be an "issue" book to go with most "issues" that a child would encounter - everything from a new sibling and first day at school to death and divorce.

The best books just had a good story - like John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat or Badger's Gifts and children took what they wanted from them.

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Average rating: 4.01 · 34,591 ratings · 1,964 reviews · 108 distinct works · Similar authors
City of Masks (Stravaganza,...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 9,654 ratings — published 2002 — 48 editions
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Amazing Grace
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7,687 ratings — published 1991 — 26 editions
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City of Stars (Stravaganza,...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,052 ratings — published 2003 — 31 editions
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City of Flowers (Stravaganz...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 4,198 ratings — published 2005 — 24 editions
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City of Secrets (Stravaganz...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,574 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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City of Ships (Stravaganza,...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,677 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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City of Swords (Stravaganza...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,007 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Falconer's Knot: A Stor...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 880 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Boundless Grace
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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More books by Mary Hoffman…
City of Masks City of Stars City of Flowers City of Secrets City of Ships City of Swords
Stravaganza (6 books)
3.956460557900836 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 24,162 ratings

Amazing Grace Boundless Grace Grace & Family Starring Grace Princess Grace Grace at Christmas Bravo, Grace!
Grace (8 books)
4.264372024899305 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 8,193 ratings

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“My guard will run you through if he catches you looking at my face," said Arianna.
"I don't think so. I think it might be treason to kill a duke," said Luciano.
"But you're not a duke," said Arianna.
"I will be if you marry me," said Luciano.
"Yes, you would be," said Arianna.
"If you are asking me."
"I'm asking."
"And if I accepted."
"Do you?"
"I do. With all my heart.”
Mary Hoffman, City of Flowers

“There are some choices you can only make once. You can't go back to where you made a choice and then take the other one.”
Mary Hoffman, City of Flowers

“I hardly think a girl is much of a threat. I presume you searched her for weapons? But if she attempts to suffocate me with her straw mattress, I promise to call out for help.”
Mary Hoffman, City of Masks

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