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.

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Apologies for the long hiatus in this blog - I have been dealing with a family medical issue. As a compensation, here is my long overdue report on the Bologna Book Fair. A version of this has already appeared on BookBrunch.

Day One

The sun is shining and the sky is blue! This is what people who stay behind in the UK each spring think that the Bologna Book Fair is like every year but the last few... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.01 · 36,604 ratings · 2,078 reviews · 110 distinct works · Similar authors
City of Masks (Stravaganza,...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 10,276 ratings — published 2002 — 49 editions
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Amazing Grace
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 8,142 ratings — published 1991 — 26 editions
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City of Stars (Stravaganza,...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,302 ratings — published 2003 — 31 editions
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City of Flowers (Stravaganz...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,412 ratings — published 2005 — 24 editions
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City of Secrets (Stravaganz...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,699 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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City of Ships (Stravaganza,...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,775 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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City of Swords (Stravaganza...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,089 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Falconer's Knot: A Stor...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 915 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Boundless Grace
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 220 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)
3.95156996319787 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 25,542 ratings

Amazing Grace Boundless Grace Grace & Family Starring Grace Princess Grace Grace at Christmas Bravo, Grace!
Grace (8 books)
4.269961977186312 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 8,679 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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