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    She picks up one of the chess pieces and fingers it fondly. “I must admit, I had a bit of a hot head in those days. I believe I told everyone that they probably couldn’t win if they played against me anyway - that the logic was much too complex for them. But if they did dare, I’d go easy on them.”
    “And what happened,” Mildred rests an elbow on the table and leans closer, intrigued.
    “Well, this girl I hardly knew, who never spoke except for in class, but who always got top marks, sat down across the table and informed me that so long as I explained the rules to her, there was no need to go easy.”
    “Miss Hardbroom?!”
    “That’s the one,” says Pippa grinning at the memory.

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    Mildred suffers a heartbreaking loss, but as she grows up she discovers that family comes in all forms.

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    07 Mar 2018

  2. Rec 24

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    It's Year Three, and Mildred Hubble is determined not to get into (too much) trouble, and be the very best Witch she can be. However, trouble always seems to be afoot at Cackle's Academy, and this year brings incomprehensible theatre productions, Ethel, international Spelling Bees, and an especially evil warlock.

    It also brings an unexpected friendship between Miss Hardbroom and her Mum, which may change Mildred's world more than anything else.

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    03 Mar 2018

  3. Rec 13

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    Hecate was born with magic in her blood. It takes fleeing her home and travelling across kingdoms for her to feel it humming in her veins. There is a woman waiting for her, willing to help Hecate learn and heal and grow, before she has to leave the safety of the forest to fight her own demons for the throne they guard.

    So Hecate builds a life for herself in the only place she has ever felt at home. Then a pretty pink princess running from royal responsibility finds her way to the cottage at the edge of the woods, and Hecate invites her inside. Invites her into her house, her home.

    And, in time, into her heart.

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    02 Mar 2018

  4. Rec 33

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    “Mistletoe,” Pippa murmurs.
    “Hmmm?” Hecate can see all the tiny freckles on the bridge of Pippa’s nose.
    “Up there, mistletoe.”
    It doesn’t register, but Hecate raises her eyes to the small green bundle of herbs dangling from the doorway right above them, and then slowly back down to Pippa.
    Her brain feels fuzzy and languid and she can only think to say, “Funny, that’s a restricted ingredient at Cackle’s.”
    “Funny,” says Pippa, moving fractionally closer, “We’re not at Cackle’s.”

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    In which Hecate and Pippa attend a Yuletide ball and Hecate learns something about Pippa's past that changes everything.

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    26 Feb 2018

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    An under-qualified nanny. A troubled child. A mysterious, prickly employer. A small town teeming with secrets. A love story. A ghost story.

    A Gothic Romance AU.

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    05 Feb 2018