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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Jassy is about a very unusual girl who might have been born a witch. Its a real love story about how a neighbor saves her from wicked children who want to hurt her because she is different and unlike most she never forgets and helps him to achieve his dream by her efforts. She arranges it so he gets everything that he thinks he wants.
247 pages
Published 1974 by Corgi Childrens (first published 1944)
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Chio Duran
This book was Amazing!!!! I never thought it could be possible to hate and love almost all the characters in a story. "Jassy" is narrated by the most important characters who get to know the heroine in their own way. "They either hate her or love her" (I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HEAR THE STORY FROM JASSY'S PERSPECTIVE THOUGH).

This plot has everything; love, friendship, jealousy, etc.... I couldn't put it down, not even to see what time it was! This book is all about learning the ups and downs of huma
** This is a QUICK REVIEW of my thoughts on the book **

I thought Jassy was supposed to be very good book so I borrowed it from the library. It turned out to be a lot older than I had thought it was and the language was the more formal and ponderous kind you find in old books. But it was the tone that really didn't sit well with me. I started to suspect from fairly early on that things might not turn out idyllically and after reading 37 pages I decided to jump forward to a few different spots and
Cynthia Haggard
Jassy is one of those Norah Lofts novels set in East Anglia around the fictional town of Baildon, patterned on the real one of Bury St. Edmunds. So the landscape is bleak, flat and stark, and those of us who’ve lived in those parts remember that biting East wind in winter that seems to come straight from Siberia.

The landscape is a fitting backdrop for this story, which is at once stark, haunted, beautiful, noble and sordid.

Jassy is an outsider. To make matters worse she is female, and as everyon
When it comes to period pieces and historical fiction, Norah Lofts is as good as anyone. Jassy's story is told in 3 volumes, each by a different person, and links the periods in her life together. Loft's wonderful writing style, great plot and character development., and very descriptive imagery gives Jassy the feel of reading Bronte or Thomas Hardy.

Melanie Griffin
Still one of my favorite authors. It never fails -- when I pick up one of her dusty old books in a used book store, I know I'm going to be up until 3am many nights in a row. Her characterization and ability to capture a time in history is exquisite.
Saturday Review called this book "spellbinding" when it was published in 1944; it is still spellbinding. Lofts' characters are so real that I felt I knew these people.
Jassy is one of my favorites and this thread and characters continue over several books.
This was a silly little period piece, but ultimately enjoyable.
late 18th century, gypsy girl.
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Also published using the pseudonyms Juliet Astley and Peter Curtis

Norah Lofts, née Norah Robinson, (27 August 1904–10 September 1983) was a 20th century best-selling British author. She wrote over fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also wrote non-fiction and short stories. Many of her novels, including her Suffolk Trilogy, follow the history of a specific house and the residen
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