Lucia Victrix-Mapp and Lucia, Lucia’s Progress, Trouble for Lucia

Novel
Lucia Victrix: Mapp and Lucia, Lucia’s Progress, Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie By Ayana Mathis
The Arthur Trilogy : The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Arthur Trilogy : At the Crossing Places – Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Arthur Trilogy : King of the Middle March – Kevin Crossley-Holland

Lucia Victrix: Mapp and Lucia, Lucia’s Progress, Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson

“Mapp & Lucia” first published in 1935. “Lucia’s progress” first published 1935. “Trouble for Lucia” first published in 1939.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie By Ayana Mathis

Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Hattie’s is a tale of strength, of resilience and heartbreak that spans six decades. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and cheats and nine children raised in a cramped little house that was only ever supposed to be temporary. She keeps the children alive with sheer will and not an ounce of the affection they crave. She knows they don’t think her a kind woman — but how could they understand that all the love she had was used up in feeding them and clothing them. How do you prepare your children for a world you know is cruel? The lives of this unforgettable family form a searing portrait of twentieth century America. From the revivalist tents of Alabama to Vietnam, to the black middle-class enclave in the heart of the city, to a filthy bar in the ghetto, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is an extraordinary, distinctive novel about the guilt, sacrifice, responsibility and heartbreak that are an intrinsic part of ferocious love.

The Arthur Trilogy : The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Arthurian legend comes to life in the first novel in this remarkable, award-winning saga
Thirteen-year-old Arthur de Caldicot lives on a manor, desperately waiting for the moment he can become a knight. One day his father’s friend Merlin gives him a shining black stone – a seeing stone – that shows him visions of his namesake, King Arthur.
The legendary dragons, battles, and swordplay that young Arthur witnesses seem a world away from his own life. And yet there is something definitely joining the Arthurs together.
It will be Arthur de Caldicot’s destiny to discover how his path is intertwined with a king’s . . . for the past is not the only thing the seeing stone can see.

The Arthur Trilogy : At the Crossing Places – Kevin Crossley-Holland

The second thrilling novel in Kevin Crossley-Holland’s bestselling Arthur trilogy
Arthur de Caldicot has achieved his dream: He now serves as squire to Lord Stephen of Holt Castle. But this new world opens up fresh visions as well as old concerns. Arthur longs to escape the shadow of his unfeeling father and meet his birth mother.
To marry the beautiful Winnie, but maintain his ties with his friend Gatty. And to become a Crusader, with all the questions of might and right involved.
Just as he so brilliantly did in THE SEEING STONE, Kevin Crossley-Holland weaves Arthurian legend with everyday medieval life in the unforgettable story of one hero’s coming of age.

The Arthur Trilogy : King of the Middle March – Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland’s award-winning Arthur trilogy comes to its triumphant and moving close – now in paperback!
Arthur de Caldicot waits eagerly in Venice for the start of the Fourth Crusade. But it’s now, when Arthur’s future should be clearest, that he feels the most doubt. Jealousies and greed threaten the Crusade, leading him to question its true mission.
Back in England, his engagement to Winnie remains uncertain, as his search for his birth mother is stymied by his vicious father. And his seeing stone shows him the last days of King Arthur’s court – a great dream destroyed, but also a glorious legend rising from the ruins. Likewise in this book, Arthur becomes a man worthy of his kingly name.