Author: Jo Walton
Release Date: January 2011
Book Description: 'It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.'
The compelling story of a girl trying to cope with her troubled childhood, a diary of her first encounters with great novels of fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape.
Fifteen-year-old Morwenna lives in Wales with her twin sister and a mother she hates. When her twin dies, Mori blames her mother and runs away from home into the arms of her erstwhile father in England. He sends Mori to a boarding school where, with her Welsh accent, her crippled leg and her unhealthy interest in the contents of the library, she is a social outcast. Not that Mori minds so much, because in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels she adores, she has friends and isn't alone in understanding that magic is real. For Mori knows about magic, she has lived with it all her life; and she knows, too, that danger lurks: her mother is hunting her down, and Mori must be prepared to do battle when she eventually finds her.
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