There’s something both exciting and daunting about reading a childhood favourite after many many years.
It’s exciting to be brought back to one’s childhood again. To see this book with adult eyes. 675 more words
(My rating: 4/5)
Within this tiny book, with its tiny protagonist, lies a big story about a big heart.
The Mousewife is a tale about the true meaning of friendship and selfless love; of giving someone the opportunity to pursue a dream – a dream that might also be your own dream – knowing fully well that you may yourself never have the same opportunity; and finally, of rejoicing in the knowledge that you have allowed someone the chance to be happy. 251 more words
First published in April 2014.
Several of prolific author Rumer Godden’s novels have been recently reprinted to celebrate the one year anniversary of the addition of children’s books to the Virago Modern Classics list. 689 more words