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Fire and Hemlock

Jones, Diana Wynne

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Fire and Hemlock
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At nineteen, Polly has two sets of sometimes overlapping, sometimes conflicting memories, the real-life ones of school days and her parents' divorce, and the heroic adventure ones that began the day she accidentally gate-crashed a funeral and met the cellist Thomas Lynn.
Publisher: New York : Firebird, 2012, c1985
ISBN: 014242014X
9780142420140
Branch Call Number: y JONES 2012
Characteristics: xv, 438, 12, 14 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Nix, Garth

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Polly has a memory problem:
she can't remember which parts of her life are real- the day to day school routine and her parents divorce or the exciting adventure that began when she met the cellist Thomas Lynn

At nineteen, Polly has two sets of sometimes overlapping, sometimes conflicting memories, the real-life ones of school days and her parents' divorce, and the heroic adventure ones that began the day she accidentally gate-crashed a funeral and met the cellist Thomas Lynn.

A lyrical retelling of the Tam Lin legend.


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Jun 26, 2014
  • Mey_Syn99 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I never liked the Diana Wynne Jones books, I only read three pages and I lost interest. But maybe its just not my style, don't let this comment change your mind in reading it.

May 12, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great read that builds fascinating, believable characters. The story comes to life, leaving you questioning the reality of life and what goes on behind.

Dec 08, 2012
  • waterberry5566 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

To me this was a boring book. Most of it was about Polly's life with Thomas Lynn. It took me a long time to finish because I always got annoyed at Polly( she's so UGH!) and I couldn't get into the feel of the book. The ending is creative , I will admit, but too quick to take in. Don't let my comment change your mind about reading it though, if you think it sounds intresting, go for it! Not everyone has the same opinion!

May 01, 2011
  • scatterheart rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There were a few parts that were hard to chew through, but overall this was an engaging read. The magic was so seamlessly woven into reality that the plot always had you guessing. Try it for yourself!

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