Thursday, 22 December 2011

Here comes the sun

In the bleak midwinter, it's comforting to think that it's always summer somewhere. I woke up yesterday, on a cold and wet Bristol morning, to a wonderfully warm review of The Book of Summers from the Australian books site, Booktopia. Describing it as 'a lovely coming of age story with a sting in its tail', Toni Whitmont writes:

'Newcomer Emylia Hall weaves a touch of magic in The Book of Summers... the magic of snatched dreams, half-recollected in the dawn. The magic of snapshots of memory. The magic of some really beautifully pieced together sentences.'

To read the review in full, go here. Thank you, Booktopia! And here's to a sun-filled Christmas Down Under.