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The Pole Seekers by Meredith Hooper

Published: 2000 by Hodder Children’s Books My copy: Bought in secondhand (for 1p, no less, can’t argue with that) in paperback Memorable quote: “Even crossing the deck it stole the precious warmth from our bodies like a thief. We learned … Continue reading

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The Twyning by Terence Blacker

Published: 2012 by Head of Zeus My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “What is it about this animal that is so bad and terrifying to you? She’s clean, she’s intelligent, she’s gentle – she’s never bitten anyone.” Thoughts: Distinctly … Continue reading

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

First Published: 2002 by Corgi (Kindle ed. 2008) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “As the amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part was deciding who the people were, and … Continue reading

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Rat by Jonathan Burt

Published: 2006 by Reaktion Books My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “Rats have some sort of impact on almost every aspect of human life and culture, from cuisine to religion, from the arts to breeding, from science to sickness. … Continue reading

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Firmin by Sam Savage

Published: 20o8 by Weidenfield & Nicolson My copy: Bought in hardback Memorable quote: ‚ÄúThere is a passage in The Phantom of the Opera where the phantom, a great genius who lives hidden from sight because of his great ugliness, says … Continue reading

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