[Read] ➳ The Haunting of Charity Delafield By Ian Beck – Rvtrek.info

The Haunting of Charity Delafield Borrowed from the library after finding positive reviews on my Goodreads feed It was rather a quick read, but the entirety was well paced, and the writing quite elegant at times Beck moves his tale along nicely, and creates a cast of believable characters which any child or adult, let s face it is sure Filled with mystery, adventure, and magic, this book is one of my favorites Here s an approximate summary until about the middle The book is about a 12 almost 13 year old girl named Charity Delafield She lives an enclosed life in her father s mansion, Stone Green Hall Her mother, Ariella Delafield, died in childbirth, or so she believes Charity has a maid named Rose, who dresses her and brushes her hair 75 times a day Some other servants are Mrs Brown who has worked at Stone Green Hall for Filled with mystery, adventure, and magic, this book is one of my favorites Here s an approximate summary until about the middle The book is about a 12 almost 13 year old girl named Charity Delafield She lives an enclosed life in her father s mansion, Stone Green Hall Her mother, Ariella Delafield, died in childbirth, or so she believes Charity has a maid named Rose, who dresses her and brushes her hair 75 times a day Some other servants are Mrs Brown who has worked at Stone Green Hall for forever, and Edward, who shovels the snow, and likes Rose a bitthan he d like to admit Winter comes, bringing cold and snow One day, when Rose and Edward take her outside Mr Delafield wants Charity strictly supervised at all times, and she isn t allowed to go past the iron gates that bar her from the outside world she meets an old woman who claims she knew h Beautiful cover Story awkwardly stitched, common place narrative and awkward dialogues. Review at Beck has written for everything from magazines to children s books, and also illustrated many well loved books as well as other interesting projects such as the National Theatre production programme for Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials theatre adaptation and the 10th anniversary edition books Ian Beck is a man who knows not just how to write, but how to write well and The Haunting of Charity Delafield is definitely a wonderful novel for Review at Beck has written for everything from magazines to children s books, and also illustrated many well loved books as well as other interesting projects such as the National Theatre production programme for Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials theatre adaptation and the 10th anniversary edition books Ian Beck is a man who knows not just how to write, but how to write well and The Haunting of Charity Delafield is definitely a wonderful novel for children.From start to finish I liked every character I encountered, even Charity s controlling father because despite his apparent harshness you could see that he loved her However I can t say that I loved any of the characters At times the characters felt a little under developed and we know little about them, as if they are simply there to serve the plot Although there is not anything necessarily wrong with that, it did cause some moment to feel a little flat and at times certain characters, such as Charity s father, seem to mak I was very kindly given this book to read as part of a blog tour a while ago It took me a while to get around to reading the book, and to be honest I knew it was aimed toyounger readers so I wasn t expecting much from it Though I was pleasantly surprised when I finished it.The book follows Charity, who has spent all of her young life locked away at home She has never been outside of the gates in her garden and has never known her mother Curiosity soon gets the better of her though and I was very kindly given this book to read as part of a blog tour a while ago It took me a while to get around to reading the book, and to be honest I knew it was aimed toyounger readers so The Haunting of Charity Delafield is a beautiful book with fairytale like qualities which make is a completely charming read right from the first word through to the very last I enjoyed it thoroughly.From the very outset you fall straight in love with Charity as a character who is essentially a very lonely little girl having spent her entire life living within the confines of the grounds of a giant house, half of which is locked up and out of bounds, talking to no one except the house keeping s The Haunting of Charity Delafield is a beautiful book with fairytale li I chose to read The Haunting Of Charity Delafield because it was in a goodie bag at the Writers Festival 2015, so I read the back and it seemed interesting enough to make me want to read it I really enjoyed this book and found it hooked me in because of the many magical whimsical ideas the author had, and it was a mystery book written in such a way that I couldn t put it down instead I had to keep reading as Charity discovered the secrets of her past, and her mothers past Something new I lear I chose to read The Haunting Of Charity Delafield because it was in a goodie bag at the Writers Festival 2015, so I read the back and it seemed interesting enough to make me want to read it I really enjoyed this book and found it hooked me in because of the many magical whimsical ideas the author had, and it was a mystery book written in such a way that I couldn t put it down instead I had to keep reading as Charity discovered the secrets of her past, and her mothers past Something new I learnt while reading this book is that someti A Magical, Enchanting Tale, With Stunning Illustrations That Will Transport You Into Another World.Flame Haired Charity Delafield Has Grown Up In A Vast, Isolated House Most Of Which She Is Forbidden To Explore With Her Fiercely Strict Father With Only Her Kindly Nurse, Rose, And Her Cat Mr Tompkins For Company, She Knows Very Little Of The Outside World Or Of Her Own Family S Shadowy Past What She Does Know Is That She Is NEVER To Go Outside Unsupervised And She Is NEVER To Over Excite Herself, Because Of The Mysterious Condition That She Has Been Told She Suffers From.But Charity Has A Secret All Her Life, She Has Had The Same Strange Dream A Dream Of A Dark Corridor, Hidden Somewhere In The House Then, One Day, Charity Stumbles Across The Corridor It Leads To A Door And Suddenly She Realises Things Are Not Quite What They Seem. I so very much needed this book I was stuck in the middle of a reading slump and along came Charity Delafield turning the world that little bit brighter.The Haunting of Charity Delafield leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling, it s beautifully written and the story comes alive as you read it in a way only the best stories do.Charity is about to turn 13, she s never met fr My daughter raved about this and got all teary at the end, so I read it because it sounded interesting I have enjoyed discussing it with her and it s an OK book, but I can t pretend it s something I would have read for my own sake in the absence of prompting from a 7 year old The structure of the plot seems to be ripe for analysis by budding psychoanalyst the girl locked in a hou


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