Pinocchio – By Carlo Collidi

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Oh Pinocchio you poor thing! Not a thing at all, sorry Pinocchio, poor quasi-human marionette who’s wrestling with existential and Kantian morality issues. Make no mistake – bad things happen to Pinocchio … Like Grimm, this is a darker-saturated incarnation of magic than the fairytales we’re so familiar with, […]

A Woman of Substance – Barbara Taylor Bradford

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Success is the best revenge” You said it sister! Emma Harte, our lead protagonist, explodes out of my ipod with pragmatic defiance. Though sweet in temperament and kind in nature, she is definitely not a woman to be crossed with. Emma didn’t have the luckiest start to life: born […]

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – By Judith Kerr

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Eleven year old Anna is about to ruin everything, if only her mother can stop her in time. She’s travelling aboard the milk train over the frontier to Switzerland, away from her homeland Germany, which that night is on the cusp of coming under Nazi power. Anna’s life is […]

Martha Quest – By Doris Lessing

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary For those of you looking for a great coming of age novel, and are desperate to avoid anything that involves teenage vampires, then look no further than Doris Lessing’s fantastic, Martha Quest: Beautifully written and still remarkably relevant 60 years after its publication, this brilliant novel is sure to […]

Dandelion Wine – By Ray Bradbury

Posted By Stevie: Tweet #neverendinglibrary It’s summer 1928 and twelve year old Douglas Spalding is on a mission to record every last magical moment. Be it Happiness Machines, vanilla-lime ice cream, phone calls to Buenos Aires or making healing dandelion wine – it’s all magic in his eyes. Having grown up amidst a family of […]

Bombs on Aunt Dainty – By Judith Kerr

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Bombs on Aunt Dainty is a magnificent novel succinctly describing the frustration and isolation of being a German teenager while living in London during the Blitz. Best described as a coming-of-age novel, Bombs on Aunt Dainty vividly depicts how hard it must have been surviving the war, extreme poverty […]