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Florence and Giles by John  Harding
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Jul 24, 11

Read in July, 2011

Twelve-year-old Florence narrates this story in her own idiosyncratic speech, gleaned from days spent surreptitiously in the library in the vast empty house she and her brother live in. Florence's voice is my favourite thing in the book, and makes it a joy to read: phrases like 'She insincered me a smile', 'I nervoused a sip of coffee', 'A flourish like a magician dehatting a rabbit'.

I cannot describe the story without spoiling it, but all is not as it seems; who is the new governess? Are strange supernatural events happening, or is there another explanation? What is going on? You will have to read it to find out.
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message 1: by Sheryl (new)

Sheryl Dunn Lexi, I really like it when you make comments about the books you've read.

Much more helpful than a simple "starred" rating without any comments.

Hope you are well.


Lexi Revellian Me too - but writing really does cut down my reading time. I used to get through three books a week...


message 3: by Sheryl (new)

Sheryl Dunn And, now all I read are submissions! Plus, the editing is a huge task.

But loving it all anyway.

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