This was a fun book.
Susan is headed to London for art school after turning 18 in the late 80’s. And while she’s really looking forward to art school, she’s also glad to be going, because it may just mean she can finally find her father. What happens instead is she gets tangled up with the Booksellers of London – a family that treads the line between the visible and invisible parts of England. And it turns out Susan is definitely tangled up with the invisible, magic part of the world. With siblings Merlin and Vivien, two of the younger Booksellers, she ends up on a wild ride through London and the Lake District.
I appreciated this book a bit more after reading the notes. The author is Australian, so this book is partially a love letter to his first trip to England, in the 80s. And it was definitely an interesting mash up of old British Isles mythology and legendary themes.