I love books about books so I was very excited to receive a review copy of Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James from Harpercollins. The heroine lives in a book shop – what could be better?
A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination.
Since her mother’s disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents’ bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly’s adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their thrilling worlds, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses.
Tilly’s new ability could even help her solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. But danger may be lurking on the very next page.
I was so excited to read this one – not least because one of Tilly’s favourite characters is Anne of Green Gables so I was predisposed to like her. From the very first chapter I was sucked in. Pages & Co sounds like the very best kind of book shop with log fires, plenty of comfy places to sit and the most amazing sounding coffee shop. I really want to try some of Jack’s delicious concoctions.
Tilly is very like me in a great many ways so I was right at home in this book. The idea of bookwandering is wonderful and I spent a lovely few hours lost in Tilly’s world. It is a charming book and I was so absorbed that I really didn’t want it to end. It might be aimed primarily at children but it is perfect for book lovers of all ages.
Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James