BOOK REC: The Dress Shop of Dreams – Menna Van Praag

I'll be honest, I was intially drawn to this book because it was on a shelf with a full collection of other titles from the same author and publisher, all in the same style but in a rainbow of colours, and I had to be talked down from clearing the shelf because they looked so beautiful together. This is the second Allison and Busby book I've bought, and the other - Unmarriageable - is also stunning, so mad props to their cover designers. They're smashing it out of the park.

REVISITED: The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu

Author: Mathias Malzieu (wikipedia) Translator: Sarah Ardizzone (wikipedia) UK Publisher: Vintage Genre: Literary fiction, steampunk(-ish) Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest night the world has ever seen, Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation. But Dr Madeleine is no conventional medic and surgically implants a cuckoo-clock into his chest. Little Jack … Continue reading REVISITED: The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu