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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Mary Hoffman isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

At the end of July I was in Normandy, at the time of the ongoing D-Day 70th anniversary celebrations. I flew to Caen, as a guest of Flybe, who can hop you across the Channel in an hour from London Southend airport.

Both airports are tiny and you wait only 5 minutes to collect your bags from the single carousel at Caen-Carpiquet. We were there to see the Caen Memorial Museum, which is well worth... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.01 · 31,192 ratings · 1,782 reviews · 102 distinct works · Similar authors
City of Masks (Stravaganza,...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 8,642 ratings — published 2002 — 47 editions
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Amazing Grace
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 6,878 ratings — published 1991 — 25 editions
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City of Stars (Stravaganza,...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 4,610 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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City of Flowers (Stravaganz...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,862 ratings — published 2005 — 24 editions
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City of Secrets (Stravaganz...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,349 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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City of Ships (Stravaganza,...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,501 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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City of Swords (Stravaganza...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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The Falconer's Knot: A Stor...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 838 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Boundless Grace
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 186 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)
3.9604019454895845 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 21,794 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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