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The Battle For Gullywith

3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When his family moves to Gullywith Farm in the Lake District, Olly just can't imagine being happy in his new home. Then Olly meets KK and she tells him locals won't go near the place. When Olly finds some stones with peculiar ancient markings on them, he is drawn into a world of myth, magic and midnight adventure deep in the surrounding hills.
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published 2008 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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I loved this book although the ending was a little sudden. Magic and mystery and adventure all combine to make this a cracking story.
Inês Monteiro
That book excellent! It was so worthy of 5 stars! But the end... You don't write a book that good to end like that.
Bonanza Jellybn
It's overall story/feeling/wording was akin, for me, to 'Whispering To Witches'
(by Anna Dale, John Curless). Another little known/sadly overlooked lovely story for young minds.
A good story in the sense that it was filled out/meaty enough to keep me (my adult mind) interested. Unlike the first 'Children of the Lamp' book which I am afraid I may not be able to continue reading because of it's juvenile simplicity. Note: I am aware I am reading literature written FOR children. *wink*. (Children Of
Nesa Sivagnanam
Olly and his family have moved from London to the country, to a strange house called Gullywith.

Olly is not sure how he's going to like it there, and his misgivings are compounded both by the usual things that can sometimes make life unbearable in a new house (inadequate wiring, bits of the building constantly needing attention, nothing working properly, none of your own friends around and the whole of the holidays stretching in front of you) and by creepy goings-on in the house itself. For Olly
This has become my night listen. I loved the story but I believe it becomes 100% better when the author reads it. she has such great character in her voice and a soothing English quality as well. I love my audible account and I play this book most every night to go to sleep with...and to date I haven't grown tired of it. If you are thinking of reading this, I would suggest getting the audio version read by Susan definitely makes the story. Also, if you've already read the book I would u ...more
The beginning of this story really drew me in. Any story set in England with kids tends to spark off memories of childhood. This started off well. Olly and his family move to Gullywith farm, they want a new begining. Things start to get a little strange when stones start appearing. Olly is set to look into it with the help of KK, a strange local girl and some eccentric local characters.

I did like the bookshop and the bookshop owner and some of the other pieces but the story just didn't flow righ
i couldn't finish it because i got so bored.. maybe it's too childish for me, but i didn't enjoy it at all
Confesso que estava à espera de mais, parti com expectativas demasiado altas para a leitura deste livro... Ainda assim, é uma boa história para as camadas mais jovens, envolvendo magia, mistério e aventura relacionado com umas inscrições numas pequenas pedras aparentemente mágicas e a descoberta do seu significado por uma criança de 10 anos, Oliver e dos seus companheiros KK - uma rapariga misteriosa - e Nonny Dreever.
Christopher Candy
I found this book quite addictive, i could not put it down, but felt it was more of a teenagers book but still enjoyed it immensely.
Cupcake Girl
this book was ok but I just got bored. It was quite goodish but I couldn't see the magic in stones that move by them selves.
Terry Gregory
Great family book. I think young readers will especially enjoy the magic of the tortoises! I want to read it to my class.
Becky Mears
enjoyed this as it reminded me of Susan Cooper The Dark is Rising books I loved as a child.
Lady Kelly
So far its so good i cant put it down.......
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Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1942. Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better (1969) and some short stories especially "Cockles and Mussels".

She attended Scarborough Convent School, where she became interested in theatre and literature. Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor
More about Susan Hill...
The Woman in Black The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1) The Pure in Heart (Simon Serrailler, #2) The Small Hand: A Ghost Story The Risk of Darkness (Simon Serrailler, #3)

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