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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
An Older Kind of Magic - Patricia Wrightson
The goodreads blurb is a little misleading -- the children are never really aware of the supernatural creatures, and to the supernatural creatures the children stand out only minimally from the many others who visit the Sidney Gardens. I liked this, actually; it was more original and natural-feeling than the rather overused children-stumble-upon-secret-whatever plotline. I also liked Wrightson's use of native rather than imported mythical beasties. She gives some notes at the end for further reading on this mythology, which is probably unfamiliar to non-Australian readers.