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Close Up on Family: After Iris Review

One of my favourite aspects of British middle grade fiction is the tendency to feature large, kooky families. The Queen of Kooky Families being Hilary McKay, with her wonderful Casson family being the gold standard of fabulous fictional families. The Gadsby's reminded me of a more scholarly, ever so slightly more subtle Casson family. Flora… Continue reading Close Up on Family: After Iris Review