Meggie Blackthorn

I’ve reviewed Meggie Blackthorn by Elizabeth Jasper
5 of 5 stars

I rarely read YA fiction; perhaps I should read more. ‘Meggie Blackthorn’ is a delightful story of a Tyneside lass growing up in the 60s. The atmosphere of her parents’ and grandparents’ homes, and the little shop is, for me, soaked in nostalgia. Those days are gone but Elizabeth Jasper has caught them and preserved them in a story that feels like a warm coat for a time just emerging from the chilled cheer that followed the end of war. There’s lots of potential here for a sequel as Meggie journeys through puberty.


About Harry Nicholson

I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. I write a few poems and short stories. There is an eBook anthology of them, 'Green Linnet' on Amazon. Also a novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' I've a blog of poems, stories and art at:
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