Sunday, 25 March 2012

Book #31 Thornyhold by Lady Mary Stewart


Thornyhold by Lady Mary Stewart is the second of her books I have read after The Crystal Cave. It is a simple little tale of a girl named Gilly who has a godmother Gaellis with a magical quality to her.

When Gilly inherits her cottage Thornyhold, she discovers that Gaellis was known as a witch, and the local people have expectations that she will follow in her godmother's footsteps..... 

This book is short and the quality of the prose is really simplistic - it was nice, to have an easy read and it's a nice story, but there's not a lot I can really say about it other than it's "nice".

Lady Mary's clear interest in magic and Druidry interests me also though, and because her books are so easy going, their simplicity by no means puts me off reading more of them. Everybody needs to read a sunny, nice book every now and then 7/10

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