50 best children’s books 2013Ann Packer picks the year’s reading highlights for children and young adults.
THIRD Faithful to the spirit of Shakespeare, (Puffin, $35) TK Roxborogh’s Banquo’s Son trilogy of life in Scotland following the murder of Macbeth. Fleance’s Queen Rachel, suffering from severe pregnancy sickness, insists on ministering to those struck down by a disease conjured up by the same weird sisters who foretold Macbeth’s demise. The resolution of the love triangle involving “Flea”, his queen and his childhood sweetheart Rosie makes for a satisfying conclusion to the Dunedin author’s magnificent obsession.
I like this all being described as my 'magnificent obsession'. Read the list here