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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Since the publication of The Shepherd's Crown, we have seen adulatory reviews like A.S. Byatt's, ill-informed denigration like Jonathan Jones's and spirited rebuttals like this one by Sam Jordison. Since I was out of the country for most of this, I wanted to write my own quiet appreciation of Terry Pratchett, a sort of emotion recollected in tranquility, reflecting on his long literary life, sa... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.01 · 38,682 ratings · 2,175 reviews · 107 distinct works · Similar authors
City of Masks (Stravaganza,...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 10,895 ratings — published 2002 — 49 editions
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Amazing Grace
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 8,650 ratings — published 1991 — 27 editions
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City of Stars (Stravaganza,...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,545 ratings — published 2003 — 32 editions
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City of Flowers (Stravaganz...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,620 ratings — published 2005 — 24 editions
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City of Secrets (Stravaganz...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,823 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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City of Ships (Stravaganza,...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,868 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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City of Swords (Stravaganza...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,165 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Falconer's Knot: A Stor...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 949 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Boundless Grace
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 233 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)
3.944283377936366 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 26,904 ratings

Amazing Grace Boundless Grace Grace & Family Starring Grace Princess Grace Grace at Christmas Bravo, Grace!
Grace (8 books)
4.276699555459178 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,223 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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