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Sunday, 03 February 2019

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Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

Er, I thought flapjacks were the same thing as pancakes. If they were hard it would be very bad news. I will need to look it up to understand what it was you made.

Congratulations on taking the step of sending out your book! Win or lose, it's a big accomplishment. I hope you do keep writing and come up with something that pleases you more.

Helen

Oh really, maybe it's one of those US/UK things? Like biscuits? A flapjack is a chewy square of butter, sugar, golden syrup and oats. The oats and the brown colour allow you to delude yourself that they are in some way healthy. I agree a hard pancake would be less than ideal. :)

Thank you! I do not expect to win, I'm hoping if I'm lucky I might make the long list, but if not so be it. It feels like a good end to the book anyway. And thank you again for all your help! I've reworked quite a bit with your comments in mind.

Café Society

I shall be interested to see how you get on with the Lee. I love most children’s fantasy but could never get on with her work. Perhaps you will be able to persuade me otherwise. I have too many teeth problems as it is at the moment so I’ll give the flapjacks a miss. The Bears are offering though if you are looking for someone to eat them.

Helen

I am now on a wild sugar high after those flapjacks! The Bears are very welcome to a plateful, I'll email them over.

I've already read the Lee and I really enjoyed it. It's the only one of her books I've ever read and I gather it's not at all representative. It's just a very affectionate play on lots of fairy-tale tropes, with a dash of the Odyssey. I don't think it ranks as great children's fantasy but I found it completely charming and a happy way to spend a couple of hours. I am of course curious about her other books now... What have you read and what were your problems with it? I'd love to know.

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