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AD-gifted | The Briarmen is a charming folkloric fairytale for adults, filled to…

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AD-gifted | The Briarmen is a charming folkloric fairytale for adults, filled to the brim with strange forest creatures, flying geese and german pilot! Sounds bizarre? It certainly is – in a good way!
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It’s 1939, WWII just started, and a boy named Hamish is being evacuated from London to the small rural town of Brombury. There he finds a temporary home with Mrs Platts & her daughter Penny. What he soon discovers is the mysterious Briarmen deep in the woods next to the sleepy village. And if that is not enough – a crashed german fighter pilot in the same woods. And so a story of childhood adventure and friendship unfolds.
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This is one of those books that you think are geared towards a younger audience, but you could read it as a teenager and love it just as much as an adult. I believe that any age group will be able to find something for themselves in here – a little bit of history, spying and drama for adults, and a whole world of magical forest creatures for youngsters. Combine it with easy to follow storyline and likeable characters, and you have a wonderful world to immerse yourself into.
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The author chose a great mixture of folk, fantasy, magic and history, but it also touches on essential themes of real friendship, forgiveness and self-discovery. The ending felt justified and did not leave loose ends.
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It is an adorable page-turner and the fantastic debut release of a new publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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4 stars out of 5 from Ingrid 👩🏻‍🦰

Thank you @crescent_swan for copy 💖

Publishing date – 14th April 2021


 

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