Well, BAFAB (Buy a Friend a Book) week is nearly over, and you can tell I'm playing catch-up. So, my offerings are sparkling new copies of Joanna Cannan's We Met Our Cousins, and Monica Edwards' No Entry. To win one, you will need to add a comment to this blog entry.
The Joannan Cannan is one of her earliest children's stories, and involves a prim London brother and sister clashing head on with their Highland cousins, who scorn shoes and prissiness. It's told with detachment and humour, and reflects Joanna Cannan's Highland holidays escaping from the Oxford academia that governed her own childhood.
The Monica Edwards is part of her Romney Marsh series, and in it Foot and Mouth hits the Marsh. I don't find this as easy to read as once I did, having experienced the worry of foot and mouth though thankfully not the disease itself, but as ever with Monica Edwards, it is an excellent read, and you get the usual GGB extras with it: a preface by the author's daughter, Shelley, and articles on the author.
If pony or children's books are not your thing, and I do understand that, I truly do, there are more blogs offering books. Here they are:
Musings from a Muddy Island (though move sharpish on this one - it closes tomorrow)
Add your name to the comments below and I'll do a draw on Thursday 10th. I hope. I apologise in advance if I forget on the day. Will go and put something in the diary NOW.