In Darkling Wood
(Faber & Faber)
Not long ago, I thought fairies didn’t exist…..
Alice is in limbo. Forced to stay with an unfamiliar grandmother in the Somerset countryside, she worries about her younger brother, while acclimatising to a new setting, the threatened, eerie Darkling Wood, the centre of a battle between her grandmother, the local people, the present, the past, reality and fairies…. Emma Carroll is a sure handed, compelling writer whose historical themes integrate certainly with contemporary concerns. We recommend ‘In Darkling Wood‘ highly, to committed, enquiring readers aged from 9 or 10 years old.