All reviews tagged with Laura Watkinson

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Little Wise Wolf

This delightful story presents us with a deeply philosophical question: where and how do we find wisdom? Little Wolf has become known as Little Wise Wolf because he reads so many books and knows so many important things. He spends his life reading and learning about the world. His friends come to him with their…

The Goldsmith And The Master Thief

A richly textured world and wildly different paths are the setting for the adventures of identical twins Laurenzo and Jiacomo in this charming book from Tonke Dragt. From childhood through to their choosing of careers, the brothers find themselves caught up in various exploits which include mistaken identity, both brothers falling in love with the…

The Song of Seven

Tonke Dragt is something of a national treasure in Holland. Born in Jakarta, she survived a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp where she secretly wrote her first novel aged only 12. She went on to study visual arts in the Netherlands and began to illustrate and publish regularly throughout the 1960s, when she became internationally established as…

Winter in Wartime

Dutch classic Jan Terlouw’s Winter in Wartime sees its first English translation in this Pushkin press edition. It is the Winter of 1944 and Nazi-occupied Holland is on its last legs. Hunger and hardship are rampant, as the Dutch people wait in desperate hope for Allied liberation. When fifteen-year-old Michiel finds an injured British pilot…



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