A Jarful of Angels

by Babs Horton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743449711 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MarthaK-H of Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on 6/7/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by MarthaK-H from Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, June 07, 2008
To be read.

Released 10 yrs ago (10/2/2010 UTC) at 2010 Swindon Unconvention, Jury's Inn Hotel in Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom


Taking along to the Uncon and adding to the table of books.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGhaneschawing at Gmunden, Oberösterreich Austria on Monday, October 04, 2010
this angel flying in my bag for the cristmas calender
Engel Adventskalender 2010 Angel Advent Calendar2010

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An evocative literary thriller set in a remote Welsh village. Thirty years ago, in a remote Welsh village, Iffy, Bessie, Fatty and Billy formed a remarkable friendship and enjoyed an impoverished yet magical childhood. That winter they found a skull with its front teeth missing, that summer they experienced a plague of frogs, crept into a garden full of strange statutes, and discovered just what mad Carty Annie had been collecting so secretly in those jars of hers. But at the end of that long, hot summer of 1963, one of them disappeared...Over thirty years later, retired detective Will Sloane, is compelled to return to that strange Welsh town of secrets and lunatics to try to solve the case of the missing child. But before he can finally discover the truth about what happened, he finds himself involved in a number of interlocking mysteries.

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flying to the Netherlands




Journal Entry 5 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, January 13, 2011
On this dark, dull, rainy day came a little light into my life with the arrival of this book. I was looking out of my front door just when the wet and bedraggled postman walked towards me with a wettish-looking package! (That reminds me that I have an Ernest Hemmingway book to give to my postman, because he told me he likes that author. I must get around to labelling it, and giving it to him!). Thank you ghanescha, for brightening this day for me, by sending me this book. I wish I could start reading it straight away, but I'm already reading two books right now, with another two at the top of the pile that I have to read as soon as possible. However, I will get around to it in the end.

Journal Entry 6 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Out of the three journallers, so far, for this book, it looks like I am the first one to read it, and what a good read it was! I loved it! The story is about four children who befriended each other: Iffy, Fatty, Billy and Bessie. Billy couldn't talk since the accidental death of his brother. Bessie would cover her ears if she heard someone swearing. Iffy had an overactive imagination and was afraid of many things and often wet her pants with fear! Fatty was intelligent, imaginative, spontaneous, enthusiastic and caring. I particularly liked Iffy and Fatty. Iffy said things just as she heard them, like the time when she prayed to all the saints she could remember like 'Francis the Cissy' and 'Joan of Fark', and she also said that Mrs. Bunting had 'die-or-beat-us', so she couldn't have sugar or sweets!
Fatty lived in the worst home out of the four of them, with a drunk mother and an abusive drunk father. It seems that other people fed him most of the time, like Iffy's grandmother used to give him slices of toast. At the end of the summer of 1963 one child was missing!
The story jumps from the story of the children, to a time that was over 30 years later when a retired detective returned to the village and looked into the case of the missing child again. It is not at all confusing because there is a different text size for each time zone. So you know when you are changing from one time to the next and back again. All in all, a very nice story!

Journal Entry 7 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I believe I have to send this book on to Miss Markey in England. I will do this as soon as I can get the money to post it, or I have a friend who is going to England in February and I will ask her to post it for me from there. It will cost less than one third of the postage price that it would cost me from The Netherlands. It is no wonder that the postmen in this country carry very little bags. No one wants to pay the high postage costs they charge here!

Journal Entry 8 by wingchamonix44wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, February 06, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/6/2011 UTC) at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand


I contacted MissMarkey, but she decided not to read this book after all and asked me just to send it to keeta1. The book is quite heavy and the postage from here to New Zealand would have cost a lot of money, which right now I just cannot afford. However, I have a friend who is travelling to the UK soon, and she will post it to New Zealand from the UK. It will cost less one third of the cost of the Dutch service!

So, today at church I gave it to my friend along with the postage cost in UK money, (I had some left over from the last holiday). My friend said she will definitely post this from the UK. So it will be a nice surprise for keeta1 when it does turn up in her mail box!

keeta1 I really hope you will enjoy this story as much as I did!

If you are reading here, then I want to tell you that this is a. FREE . book, and there are no catches! It is now yours! Please read on.....
If you are the finder of this book it would be nice if you could leave a message here to say that you have it. Do not worry because I don't want the book back. It is yours to keep if you want it. I just want to know it is now in safe hands.
Hello and congratulations!
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Release Challenges:
This book was released as part of the following release challenge in the online BookCrossing Release Challenges forum:
'Keep Them Moving 2011 Release Challenge January - April'

UPDATE: Book was posted on 14th February 2011 from England, UK. I hope it arrives soon.

Journal Entry 9 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, April 21, 2011
What a nice surprise I got when I returned home this afternoon to find this book in my postbox!
Thank you so much chamonix44 for going to so much trouble to post it on to me. It's had a very long journey, but was so well wrapped that it arrived without a hair out of place! Thanks also to ghanescha for making it into a ray. Happy Easter to you both.
I look forward to reading it quite soon.

Journal Entry 10 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, May 21, 2011
A really enjoyable story! I wasn't too sure when I started it, if I'd like it very much, but it soon grabs hold and doesn't let go. Keeps you guessing until the end, although I don't know if it shows Wales in the best light.....makes it sound awfully dark and gloomy!

Journal Entry 11 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 17, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (6/17/2011 UTC) at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases


Sent to Mysticalwarrior as part of a KiaraNiala29 Birthday Group gift.
Hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 12 by Mysticalwarrior at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, June 26, 2011
Received this book by post from Keeta1 for the birthday group started by KiaraNala29. Thank you very much.

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