The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor @cjtudor @MichaelJBooks

I’ve heard such good things about this book… and ‘different’ is definitely intriguing.

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You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you.

It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran – the Chalk Man.

He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body.

Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.

Is history going to repeat itself?

Was it ever really over?

Will…

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#HistFic The Heart Of The Conqueror by G. Lawrence @TudorTweep #SundayBlogShare

“Twenty or more books I’m currently reading…” wow.

Rosie Amber

The Heart of the Conqueror (The Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders, #1)The Heart of the Conqueror by G. Lawrence

4 stars

The Heart Of The Conqueror is historical fiction set against the lead up to the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings. It is the first book in The Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders series. The story begins in 1049, when we first meet Matilda, who is the daughter of the Count of Flanders. Matilda later marries William the Conqueror.

This is a complex time of power struggles, alliances and warfare and the author does a good job of weaving the difficult history lessons with less intense details of everyday life. Many of us know about the Battle of Hastings, but few know about the period which led to this, or much about William’s own family. We’re shown that Matilda is a strong, powerful woman who believes in William and his right to the English throne. She supports him all the…

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