Comments/Reviews

Thank you for all your lovely comments and feedback, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

  • Shelagh cunliffe on The Cottage That Was: “Yet another wonderful story with the trio of friends that I read back in 20013. Can’t get enough of these lovely children’s stories.Oct 14, 21:43
  • Shelagh cunliffe on The Victorian House That Was: “This was the first book I read of Mary’s and was the original copy.written in 2003. Loved the adventures that the three of them went on.Oct 14, 21:38
  • Shelagh cunliffe on The Everton Village That Was: “Like all Mary’s story books I recently read this one,and loved it, Love all the mischief Miranda gets up to leading Matthew and Jessica astray on their adventures.She is such a naughty magic doll,however I’m intrigued with the adventures they all go on.It all seems so real and I get so engrossed in each story and can’t put these books down, Love the history that goes with their adventures,Oct 14, 21:32
  • Pamela Jones on The Knotty Ash Village That Was: “I really enjoyed this story and as I was brought up in Liverpool I can relate tot the storySep 8, 14:14
  • Marie Olexa on The Fifties That Was: “I would like to thank you for a wonderful day at Our Ladys school. Your books are a fantastic and inviting way to invite children to find out about their local history and my class really enjoyed the author and illustrator workshop! We look forward to working with you again in the next academic year and to carry on reading your excellent books! Marie Olexa, Our Ladys School, WiganAug 17, 13:30
  • Joan Brickley on The Beech Tree That Was: “Thanks Ellen. It's lovely to hear that your granddaughter enjoyed this book so much.Dec 13, 13:05
  • Joan Brickley on The Knotty Ash Village That Was: “Thank you so much, Shelagh for those encouraging comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book. Joan.Dec 13, 13:01
  • Ellen O'Donnell on The Beech Tree That Was: “Hi Mary What a fantastic book. I bought it for my grandaughter's birthday. She enjoyed it so much that she has told her friends about it in school. Thanks for writing such a fab book. EllenJul 7, 20:54
  • Shelagh Cunliffe on The Drummer Boy That Was: “glad you enjoyed the book ShelaghJul 6, 20:31
  • Shelagh Cunliffe on The Drummer Boy That Was: “THANK YOU SHELAGHJul 6, 19:42
  • Shelagh Cunliffe on The Drummer Boy That Was: “thank you for your comments Shelagh about The Drummer boy that was. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Mary GonzalezJul 6, 19:37
  • Shelagh Cunliffe on The Drummer Boy That Was: “I really enjoyed reading this book The Drummer boy that was as I can relate to it as I live in the area that the book is about. It is steeped with history about Wigan and i would recommend it for children and adults alike.Jul 6, 19:35
  • Shelagh cunliffe on The Drummer Boy That Was: “I really enjoyed reading this book written by my friend Mary.I can recomend this story to both children and adults alike as it is steeped in Wigan history as well as a story of the children and their magic doll.Loved this book.May 31, 12:08
  • Joan Brickley on The Pirate That Was & The Smuggler That Was: “Thanks, so much, for your comment. It's lovely to hear that you enjoy our writing so much. Hope you enjoy our latest books.Apr 21, 19:03
  • Joan Brickley on The Chief That Was: “Thanks, Ellen, for your comments. It's lovely to have such feedback. Hope you enjoy our latest books. Joan.Apr 21, 18:58
  • Joan Brickley on The Victorian House That Was: “Thanks, Pat, for the favourable comments. I'm delighted that you and your grandchildren enjoy our books.Apr 21, 18:54
  • Joan Brickley on The Victorian House That Was: “Thanks, Julie, for your comments. It's so good to hear that you have found our books to be useful in school.Apr 21, 18:52
  • Pat Brumby on The Victorian House That Was: “This was the first of the "That was " books and the first of many which I bought for my grandchildren and for Christmas presents for children on my Christmas list. They are very exciting and enjoyable for children who love the magic of Miranda They are also educational because of the adventures the children have in different times and places. I have enjoyed reading these books with my grandchildren and would recomend them as lovely presents.Mar 25, 21:44
  • Shelagh cunliffe on The Knotty Ash Village That Was: “I've just read the Knotty Ash village that was and I really enjoyed this story with Jessica and Matthews adventure including her Gran with her bird.i think it was well written and look foreward to reading more of the stories these 2 ladies write.Jan 8, 17:47
  • Julie Hewitt on The Victorian House That Was: “This book was very useful in our school (St Wilfrids Ashton in Makerfield) as our Y6 topic last year was Victorians. They engage children perfectly and we are lucky to have a few books by these authors.Jun 19, 15:47
  • Joan Brickley on Creative writing workshops for Bright Days: “Thanks, Ellen, for your encouraging comments. Looking forward to meeting you at the workshops. JoanOct 16, 23:47
  • Ellen on Creative writing workshops for Bright Days: “Hi Ladies I have read all your books and found them ideal for my grandchildren. It is brilliant that you are doing writing workshops. I am very much looking forward to coming along and meeting you face to face. See you soon EllenOct 7, 20:13
  • Ellen on The Highwayman That Was: “Thank you for your comments and good feed back. The drummer boy is are latest book and should be on the page next week that like the Highway Man is Wigan history MARYHJul 10, 20:25
  • Ellen on : “I thoroughly enjoyed your book 'The Drummer Boy That Was' Enjoyed reading about the adventures of Matthew and Jessica when they experienced the civil war in Wigan. The illustrations bought the story to life and will definitely be buying your other books for my children to enjoy. Thanks so much Kind regards EllenJul 8, 21:07
  • Ellen O'Donnell on The Chief That Was: “Hi ladies Your books are fantastic for my children. What a good read! I hope you continue with these books as me and my family have found them to be a good educational tool for a real interest in history. EllenMar 1, 21:17