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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Published March 7, 2019

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

I’m sure I’m not alone in picking this book up after enjoying the Netflix adaptation, and I’m also sure I’m not alone in being surprised how different the story was to the visual feast. It’s a completely different set up, not a family at all but a disparate set of people drawn together in curiosity about the supposed hauntings of said Hill House.

Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

Published January 12, 2019

Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

I think this is a book that we read in school, but if that is the case, I don’t remember very much about it. I had a vague feeling it was a difficult read but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I loved the way it started with just a small boy being dumped in some long grass, and gradually his world expanded more and more until you get to the end where there’s a whole adult life still to be explored.