The Glassmaker’s Daughter
Dianne Hofmeyr, illustrated by Jane Ray
(Frances Lincoln)- hardback
Lion tamers, mask makers, sword swallowers and dragon slayers are amongst those who aim to make ‘The Glassmaker’s Daughter‘ smile, but to no avail. If the wonder of Venice, and the spectacle of the performers, cannot raise her from her melancholy, what is to be done? This dazzling book is one to be enjoyed and treasured. We recommend it to readers aged from 4 or 5, to adults, looking for a gift book for a loving reader.