A Pack of Lies

Style: Good

Attitude: Some Care Needed → Unobjectionable

In Brief: Lightweight and amusing series of short stories. One story is about a young Jesuit priest at the time of the Reformation who is sheltered by a lady with whom he falls in love and is forced to marry her to prove his uncelibate state.

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Age Range: Young Teens+

Period: Contemporary

Genres:  Short


A series of short stories under the amusing umbrella of a rather mysterious young man who gets a job in an antiques shop and tells each customer a story about the item he's thinking of buying. The stories sound far-fetched, but there's no evidence to contradict them.

Tuesday 1st January 2002