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Delilah Dusticle ➽ [Reading] ➿ Delilah Dusticle By A.J. York ➲ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Alternate cover editions can be found here and hereDelilah Dusticle has special powers She can completely eradicate dust With her quiver pouch of special dusters, Delilah can run up walls, reaching pl Alternate cover editions can be found here and hereDelilah Dusticle has special powers She can completely eradicate dust With her quiver pouch of special dusters, Delilah can run up walls, reaching places others just can t As a maid in the Fenchurch Whittington house, Delilah s unusual skills soon lead to her being promoted to Chief Dust Eradicator and Remover Until one day, when a broken heart leads to her powers taking an expected turn This is the first book in a quirky middle grade fantasy series The story entices the reader into a new and magical world that appeals to both kids and adults The reader can explore how the ordinary in life can be extraordinarily overlooked, how friendship can help you overcome life s difficulties and how accepting yourself is the biggest challenge of all Reading this book is a truly magical and uplifting experience that should not be missed read it today.


10 thoughts on “Delilah Dusticle

  1. Nicole Sweeney Nicole Sweeney says:

    This review andover at The Bibliophile Chronicles Can Delilah Dusticle come and clean my house please Delilah is a maid in the service of the Fenchurch Whittingtons She is a whizz at cleaning dust, and Mrs Fenchurch Whittington is the envy of all the women at the Ladies Club for having such a fantastic maid Delilah is given offers from various people for other jobs, with better wages and the chance to travel the world But Delilah continues to remain in the service of the Fenchurch Whitt This review andover at The Bibliophile Chronicles Can Delilah Dusticle come and clean my house please Delilah is a maid in the service of the Fenchurch Whittingtons She is a whizz at cleaning dust, and Mrs Fenchurch Whittington is the envy of all the women at the Ladies Club for having such a fantastic maid Delilah is given offers from various people for other jobs, with better wages and the chance to travel the world But Delilah continues to remain in the service of the Fenchurch Whittingtons, as she harbours romantic notions towards Charlie Fenchurch Whittington, the son of her employer However when Charlie returns home from a trip with a fiancee, Delilah s heart is broken and she is no longer a whizz at eradicating dust Forced to leave the household and take up employment in a graveyard, Delilah is constantly surrounded by dust But can an unexpected friendship change Delilah s life forever I absolutely adore Delilah Dusticle This is the second book by A.J York that I ve read, and I love it eventhan Eliza Bluebell It s a great little fantasy story that is perfect for children, but is also really enjoyable for adults It s fun, it s easy to read and it will definitely have you smiling by the time you finish the last page The story is set in wartime London, and I feel like that adds a sense of mystery and dynamic to the plot It s a very unique, quirky little story that I think I would absolutely have adored as a child This is another book that I would definitely love to read to my children It s a very colourful and exciting plot, and it really is a delight to read I love the fantastical elements of the story A..J York takes something as simple as a maid eradicating dust, and turns it into a fantastic super power It is a wonderfully executed little story.I also loved the characters Gosh where to start Delilah is great, I really wanted her to find happiness and get back to the way her life used to be I also wanted her to find love, someone to be herself with I loved Abigail, the sweet lovely lady that Delilah finds friendship with The book has a lot to say about love and friendship, and I think they are themes and life lessons that can be understood and enjoyed at any age, no matter if you re five or fifty


  2. haley haley says:

    I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.This was a very cute short story, perfect for kids ages 5 10 years old I m a bit older than the intended age group, so hence the 3 star rating, but I m sure if I was a kid, I would have loved this It has a good moral of friendship, plus Delilah s special power was very cool.Looking forward to reading the sequel


  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    I was provided with an copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Overall I thought this was a good story I finished it very quickly, as the chapters were short, and the story itself was simple However, the ease with which the story can be read is by no means a bad thing.I am going to skip the recap of the plot, partially because I don t want to type it out at the moment and partially because it is likely you read it before you cam to read this review.I thought that Delilah s broken I was provided with an copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Overall I thought this was a good story I finished it very quickly, as the chapters were short, and the story itself was simple However, the ease with which the story can be read is by no means a bad thing.I am going to skip the recap of the plot, partially because I don t want to type it out at the moment and partially because it is likely you read it before you cam to read this review.I thought that Delilah s broken heart lasted a long time and that her reaction to her loss was a bit over dramatic These emotions were, however, essential to the plot Delilah s power of eradicating dust is definitely something different, and I like how naturally it was mentioned in the story It was not treated like a big mystery it was simply part of her character I liked how Delilah found a friend who helped her overcome her gloominess, as well as who that friend turned out to be Overall I thought it was an easy read with an original idea It probably will not appeal to all adults, though those who enjoy a piece of children s literature may want to give it a go I would say the age range is younger MG readers


  4. Sheila Sheila says:

    Charlie Fenchurch Whittington is such a perfect young gentleman he ll even compliment the miraculous Delilah Dusticle on how well she cleans the house But Delilah wantsthan compliments from him, and despite the warnings of a nearby suit of armour Staff are not permitted to fraternize with the family she continues to dream after first tickling said suit of armour with a dandelion duster of course.Delightfully fun and light hearted, even when tragedy strikes and dustbuster turns into dus Charlie Fenchurch Whittington is such a perfect young gentleman he ll even compliment the miraculous Delilah Dusticle on how well she cleans the house But Delilah wantsthan compliments from him, and despite the warnings of a nearby suit of armour Staff are not permitted to fraternize with the family she continues to dream after first tickling said suit of armour with a dandelion duster of course.Delightfully fun and light hearted, even when tragedy strikes and dustbuster turns into dustmaker, Delilah Dusticle has the feel of Mary Poppins crossed with a touch of childish romance and Doctor Who Theyou believe there is nothing good about you, thereal it will become, says Delilah as she finally learns the truth of her affliction By the end of this short tale, everyone s living happily, probably ever after, and wise lessons have been learned in the world of the very ordinary.Short, fun, great for kids and with wisdom enough for adults to enjoy the read too, Delilah Dusticle is a fine little fable of post war London and the rise of the modern world.Disclosure The author gave me a free ecopy and I promised an honest review, which I have now written


  5. Dianne Dianne says:

    This quick and light read is as cute as its title, Delilah Dusticle Delilah is special, she can eradicate dust with a swipe of one of her magical dusters, all with a cheery smile on her face Her talents have made her employers, the Fenchurch Whittingtons, the envy of their friends When her happy heart is broken, she loses her magical dust eradication powers, her job and becomes as dusty and gray on the outside as she feels on the inside When she finds a true friend in a most unlikely plac This quick and light read is as cute as its title, Delilah Dusticle Delilah is special, she can eradicate dust with a swipe of one of her magical dusters, all with a cheery smile on her face Her talents have made her employers, the Fenchurch Whittingtons, the envy of their friends When her happy heart is broken, she loses her magical dust eradication powers, her job and becomes as dusty and gray on the outside as she feels on the inside When she finds a true friend in a most unlikely place, her world starts to sparkle again Whimsical, quirky, fun and short, with a lesson or two to learn A J York writes with flare, creating a charming world with charming heroine A great story for younger kids to read and talk about with their parents, or anyone Forreviews and other book related things,stop by and join us at


  6. Farhana Farhana says:

    How much I enjoyed the book 6 10How good the book was 8 10I rated Delilah Dusticle low on its enjoyment factor for me personally because of the beginning I felt like it was extremely difficult to get interested in and my mind often wondered from my reading completely Everything from the setting to the characters felt a little too pristine, a little too perfect and a little too boring for me to develop any real attraction to the book, it s characters including Delilah or the story Deli How much I enjoyed the book 6 10How good the book was 8 10I rated Delilah Dusticle low on its enjoyment factor for me personally because of the beginning I felt like it was extremely difficult to get interested in and my mind often wondered from my reading completely Everything from the setting to the characters felt a little too pristine, a little too perfect and a little too boring for me to develop any real attraction to the book, it s characters including Delilah or the story Delilah is exactly the type of heroine I despise young and na ve, and throws away various opportunities to experience life for love Don t misunderstand, I wouldn t have disliked her as much if she had actively pursued this love but of course this is not the case whatsoever After the initial 25 30% though, the action begins there are finally evident cracks in Delilah s world and the novella gets a lot better as a whole I remember finding myself suddenly a lotinterested at this point I even finished the entire novella in the same sitting Of course this was also the point where it all started to makesense to me and I came to realise that Delilah Dusticle was not just a simple book about a woman s desire to clean It seems to me that A J York uses Delilah s relationship with dust as a physical representation of her ability to control her emotions When Delilah is happy, confident and worry free she is able to control the dust around her and completely eradicate it Yet these same emotions are challenged and Delilah finds herself broken hearted she is no longer in control of her feelings Her inability to control her emotions affects her powers in dust control, and eventually leads to her personal and professional downfall.It s a sad but true reality that a lack of emotional control and a failure to separate personal and professional life particularly for us females often leads to misfortune In Delilah s case she suffers hugely becoming insecure and rapidly falling into depression By this point she is completely alone, ostracised from society and falling further intro depression I did wonder if she d be able to recover at all at this point Seeing Delilah s life decline from its former perfection makes it impossible not to empathise with her Personally, I found myself also developing a dislike for her contemporary post WWI London.Fortunately at this point the main theme of the novella is introduced friendship and the relationships between females One of my former English teachers used to refer to this as female sisterhood and I think this is definitely the case in the latter half of the book Desperate and alone, friendship is exactly what Delilah needs So when the very woman who was the catalyst towards Delilah s depression arrives and offers a hand of friendship, I couldn t have beenhappy She manages to save Delilah from her misery and gives her new hope in life as she slowly regains control over her powers and puts herself back together Delilah learns a lot from her low point and to my delight experiences a lot of believable growth no longer a na ve girl, Delilah makes important decisions to move forward in life and to return the favour by saving her friend.Sadly, since the book is short, I couldn t get over the initial disappointment enough to rate the bookon its enjoyment factor.Disclaimer I received this book for free from the author, A J York, for review purposes At no point did I receive any payment to write this review


  7. RoloPoloBookBlog RoloPoloBookBlog says:

    Delilah Dusticle by A.J YorkSeries Book 1 Delilah Dusticle SeriesSource AuthorRating 4 5 starsDelilah Dusticle has a gift no matter how small or how big the dust, Delilah can make it disappear As Chief Dust Eradicator and Remover awesome title of the Fenchurch Whittington household, Delilah makes her employers home the envy of the neighborhood and onthan one occasion, the jealous and uppity ladies who frequently visit the home, have tried to entice Delilah with offers of great Delilah Dusticle by A.J YorkSeries Book 1 Delilah Dusticle SeriesSource AuthorRating 4 5 starsDelilah Dusticle has a gift no matter how small or how big the dust, Delilah can make it disappear As Chief Dust Eradicator and Remover awesome title of the Fenchurch Whittington household, Delilah makes her employers home the envy of the neighborhood and onthan one occasion, the jealous and uppity ladies who frequently visit the home, have tried to entice Delilah with offers of greater pay and world travel if only she will come work for them Ever the polite soul, Delilah declines because she is perfectly happy where she is After all, no other home and no other uppity lady can offer Delilah access to her love, Charlie Fenchurch Whittington the Third Though she knows they can never bethan friends just ask the suit of armor , Delilah is happy just being in Charlie s presence And then, one day, the unthinkable happens Charlie Fenchurch Whittington the Third brings home a fianc Distraught and not sure what to do, Delilah s work begins to suffer and before long, her ability to eradicate dust is completely gone Evenembarrassing is the fact that Delilah now seems to generate dust wherever she goes Unable to do her job, Delilah is forced to leave the Fenchurch Whittington home For several years, Delilah lives alone, sad and, covered in dust She only ever ventures out to tidy up the cemetery she looks after and to visit the duck pond near her apartment each Sunday afternoon It is on one of these Sunday visits that Delilah meets Abi and her young son, Charlie For the first time in years, Delilah feels happy and looks forward to meeting her new friends each weekend As a result of her improved mood, Delilah even begins to notice that the dust she has grown so accustomed to is beginning to disappear But can the friendship last The Bottom Line What a delightful, quick and easy read Delilah is a character you just simply fall in love with from the very beginning She is adorable and sweet and when she is eradicating dust, she is at her finest I like this book for younger readers for a few reasons 1 it s not dumbed down but is a strong read for middle grade and above readers and 2 it imparts a lot of good life lessons Delilah reminds you that it is OK to love your work, to be sad sometimes and, to forge true and lasting friendships


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  9. J.B. Garner J.B. Garner says:

    From jbgarner58.wordpress.com Cracking open my next savory treat, I saw it was a children s book and also nicely snack sized, so I served up another plate of book goodness for a full meal and, well, I was pleasantly surprised Now, before we get to the meat of the review, it s time for THE GROUND RULES I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre I attempt to make every review as spoiler free as possible.So sit back and get ready, it s time to go back in time to when From jbgarner58.wordpress.com Cracking open my next savory treat, I saw it was a children s book and also nicely snack sized, so I served up another plate of book goodness for a full meal and, well, I was pleasantly surprised Now, before we get to the meat of the review, it s time for THE GROUND RULES I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre I attempt to make every review as spoiler free as possible.So sit back and get ready, it s time to go back in time to when you were a kid in elementary school and crack open Delilah Dusticle What else can I start with but oh, the sweet taste of childhood Ms York knows that taste and infuses it in every page Look, there are a lot of great children s books out there, but there are also a great many bad ones They pander to children, talk down to them, or try to push to be too mature too quickly They lose the sense of wonder that is so vital to being a child Delilah Dusticle has no truck with such garbage Instead, this book embraces the remarkable things in the mundane world and the wonders that life has in store It doesn t pander or talk down to anyone and even approaches some fairly mature ideas about some important things that can happen to the young and the old alike, but it doesn t push a child to go beyond their bounds and grow up too quickly The characters are delightful and the heroine of the tale is charming and could be something of a role model, in my eyes The ultimate message of the book is also something I believe in whole heartedly too bad the law of Anti Spoiler prevents me from coming out with it, but it is an important part of the book so shhhh.It s a short read at around 11,000 words, but that s right up the alley of a young reader The language is colorful but flows easily and the pacing is spot on It reminded me fondly of the best books I read and had read to me as a child and I think would stand up well compared to any of those classics.So, at the end of the meal, I was left sitting back in my chair, the glow of days past in my eyes and that warm feeling in my stomach that can only accompany a perfect meal No matter how small in comparison to an adult novel, Delilah Dusticle delivers the perfect sized chunk of joy for its young readers.FINAL VERDICT Simply wonderful, whatcan I say


  10. Queen Spades Queen Spades says:

    Note The copy of the work was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.The best way for me to give my thoughts on this work is to get to the brass tacks of cons and pros.Lingering Dust Particles Cons 1 On , it is stated that this book caters towards children between the ages of eight and twelve In my opinion, it may be a bit too sophisticated for the average child from the eight to ten range, due to a few factors a There should have beenpictures in the story The Note The copy of the work was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.The best way for me to give my thoughts on this work is to get to the brass tacks of cons and pros.Lingering Dust Particles Cons 1 On , it is stated that this book caters towards children between the ages of eight and twelve In my opinion, it may be a bit too sophisticated for the average child from the eight to ten range, due to a few factors a There should have beenpictures in the story The younger end of the 8 12 spectrum are quite visual and imagery keeps the attention span longer in combination with text, than just text by itself b For some youth who choose to read on their own as opposed to an adult reading to them, there are some vocabulary words that may not be known to an average eight year old, such as eradicate c One of the things that Delilah experiences goes beyond mere sadness Would an eight, nine, or even ten year old be able to grasp the extremity Or does the adult make that determination, and how comfortable will an adult be in doing so 2 I think the term eradicate dust was used a bit too extensively.Dust Busters Pros 1 I really liked the abstract representation of Delilah Dusticle as part of the cover art For me, it fits the target audience the author was trying to reach.2 Originality in titles and character names are always a huge plus for me.3 The story was very easy to read.4 I felt the pain of Delilah Dusticle and the emotions she experiences in reference to Charlie.5 There were very strong messages interwoven in this tale, not just for youth but great advice for adults to follow as well.Verdict 4 out of 5 StarsDelilah Dusticle is a story that isn t as much about magical fantasy as it is about relationships It delves into the presence of conflict, shift in circumstances and the growth in characters as a result This is great reading and I do recommend, with a note for adults to prepare to answer certain words and situations the younger kids may be curious about


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