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No Way of Telling Free Read No Way of Telling - by Emma Smith - No Way of Telling, No Way of Telling The day they were sent home early from school because of a threatening blizzard Amy rode with the other pupils in Mrs Rhys s van to where the road ended but from there she had to trudge by herself t

  • Title: No Way of Telling
  • Author: Emma Smith
  • ISBN: 9780370012360
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Ebook

Free Read No Way of Telling - by Emma Smith, Free Read No Way of Telling - by Emma Smith, No Way of Telling, Emma Smith, No Way of Telling The day they were sent home early from school because of a threatening blizzard Amy rode with the other pupils in Mrs Rhys s van to where the road ended but from there she had to trudge by herself through the driving snowflakes to the Gwyntfa the gray stone cottage where she lived alone with her grandmother Mrs Bowen Once home Amy knew she was safe With a well stoThe day the. Free Read No Way of Telling - by Emma Smith - No Way of Telling, No Way of Telling The day they were sent home early from school because of a threatening blizzard Amy rode with the other pupils in Mrs Rhys s van to where the road ended but from there she had to trudge by herself t

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.EMMA SMITH was born in Cornwall in 1923 and was privately educated In 1939 she took her first job in the Records Department of the War Office before volunteering for work on the canals this gave her the material for Maidens Trip 1948 , which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize She spent the winter of 1946 7 with a documentary film unit in India and then lived in Paris and wrote The Far Cry 1949 , awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the best novel of the year in English In 1951 Emma Smith married and had two children After her husband s death in 1957 she went to live in rural Wales she then published very successful children s books, short stories one of which was runner up in the 1951 Observer short story competition that launched the winner, Muriel Spark, on her career and, in 1978, her novel The Opportunity of a Lifetime Since 1980 she has lived in Putney in south west London.Note Information taken from Persephone Press site persephonebooks page

  2. The long realistic parts about snow and chores seem imbalanced when paired with the suspense elements, although both are well done.


  3. I remember reading this book several times as a child Probably the best review would be to confess that I would love to read the book again now that I m all grown up That s partly because of the nostalgia for my childhood days, and partly because the book really captures a magic rural atmosphere and then draws the reader into a really thrilling plot.My suggestion is to read it on a snowy day I m sure the reading will go on in the night as well


  4. When Amy and her grandmother are snowed in by a blizzard in Wales, they expect to entertain themselves by listening to the radio and quilting Instead, they are terrorized by an escaped prisoner and the men sent after him, and it is up to Amy to somehow make her way back to civilization to seek help if she can survive the next storm.I have never gone wrong with a Margaret K McElderry Book.


  5. Incredibly vivid, beautifully described setting featuring a snowbound stone cottage in rural Wales It was so cozy from the very first chapter that I felt as if I d gone and disappeared into their isolated world, which might easily have been set much earlier in the 20th century if not for just enough references to set it in contemporary times for 1972.The pleasant daily routines established by the young girl, her grandmother and their handful of animals for weathering the storm are soon interrupt [...]


  6. This is one of my favourite books There is something charming and beautiful about Emma Smith s style, and the dialogue is peppered with original expressions and phrases I have read this book many times, and never grown tired of it The characters are believable, and the plot, while straightforward, is gripping.


  7. Amy and her Grandmother are snowed up in their mountain cottage in Wales Far from a quiet few days they get caught up with some unexpected visitors Who can they trust There s no way of telling.


  8. I wanted to like this book than I ended up doing, but I m sorry it just wasn t real enough to be social realism, or fantastic enough to be fantasy Amy is supposed to be about nine years old, and she is waaay too advanced She thinks and reasons like an adult, and though I too was v advanced by Amy s age, risk assessment is not in it at that stage of life Aside from the fact that I also grew up in blizzard country, and I m sorry, no child or adult with any sense at all goes waltzing around in a b [...]


  9. What a gorgeous little gem of a book The writing is refreshing, realistic and witty The story builds up into a crescendo of drama, which gives you time to fall in love with the characters I would recommend this book if you love reading about human relationships and interactions I thoroughly enjoyed it.


  10. A good story, with only a little plot hole in the end Good characters and pacing I really would have LOVED this had I read it as a young girl The heroine is quite resourceful, yet very believable Definitely recommend for YA readers


  11. Aaaah, a world with no computers or cell phones wait, no electricity or plumbing, either No running water, no central heating, no microfiber clothing where the heck are we Not in ancient Rome, nor yet in medieval London, no, we re all the way back to 1972 on a sheep farm in Wales that s where And what a corker of a tale Emma Smith has to tell The international intrigue pales in the face of the gripping survival in a blizzard narrative, but the two together make for a terrific old fashioned read [...]


  12. Not bad for a backwoods library find It resembled Louisa May Alcott s style, but it was not as refined There were some interesting parts, but the book felt a bit light for me.