Friday, March 10, 2006

Amanda Craig reviews Susan Cooper's Victory for the Times. Craig writes,
  • "Victory, Cooper’s latest novel, is also a time-slip story. Molly is an English girl whose widowed mother has uprooted her to a new family in Connecticut. Desperately homesick, she finds an old copy of Southey’s Life of Nelson, with a fragment of the Victory’s flag, and a letter mentioning Samuel Robbins. Half the novel is narrated by Sam, and half is about Molly."

Craig's review is mixed, but she also recommends several other titles, from picture books to Young Adult fiction, relating to the Napoleonic Era.