Friday, 17 June 2011

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman


I finished The Red Garden this morning, I just love Alice Hoffman.  This is her latest book and it's a series of interlinked stories about a small town, starting from the 18th century and ending up in the 21st century.  I guess Hoffman is known for her books being quite magical, and this one is too, but it's quite subtle, with lovely bits about the uses of plants and herbs, a suggestion of a ghost and lots about how your actions effect everyone.

My favourite of her books is still the Ice Queen about people who have been struck by lightening.... 

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful book; incredible story telling; adult fairy tales with so much truth the heart aches if not breaks.

    Highly recommended.

    Mica
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    1. yeah, she's pretty amazing! haven't enjoyed her two recent books as much tho
      sian

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