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Eustace and Hilda
Actually a trilogy, The Shrimp and the Anemone, The Sixth Heaven, and Eustace and Hilda. Tells the story of Eustace, a boy dominated by his bossy but beautiful sister, Hilda, growing up in the early 20th Century. Eustace is physically weak, and tends to fall in with his sister's, and indeed everyone else's wishes, never wanting to cause offence. But things change when Eustace and Hilda, at Eustace's insistence for once, get involved with the Stavely family from Anchorstone Hall.
Excellent, and very moreish. I thought that the Eustace dream sequences, especially towards the end of the last book, were a bit weird, and not in keeping with the rest of it.
Score: 7.5
Published: tbc
Read: August 11th 2001