#AtoZChallenge : H is for Heidi

Here is another battered book from my childhood, Heidi. Published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, it was originally written in German in two parts. Heidi was an orphan being brought up by her Aunt Dete but when she was five, her aunt decided to take her to live with her grandfather in theContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : H is for Heidi”

#AtoZChallenge : F is for Fauntleroy

My early years of reading were well supplied by the public library in Mitcham, Surrey. There I found so many wonderful books and my favourite author was Frances Hodgson Burnett. The book which captivated me was The Little Princess, but I didn’t connect with The Secret Garden so much. However I was really intrigued by Burnett’s first novel Little LordContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : F is for Fauntleroy”

#AtoZChallenge : E is for Elizabeth Allen, the Naughtiest Girl in the School

I have fond memories of choosing Enid Blyton’s book in the small library of my new school when I was 8. It tells the story of rich. privileged, Elizabeth Allen, who has never been to school but she is so rude and difficult her governess quits so her parents send her to boarding school. ToContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : E is for Elizabeth Allen, the Naughtiest Girl in the School”

#AtoZChallenge : D is for Dylan (from “Framed”)

My hero today is Dylan Hughes from Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Dylan is the only boy in the small Welsh village of Manod in Snowdonia.  Along with his sisters he helps out at his family’s petrol station where he keeps a careful log of each car, the drivers and what they purchase.  Soon he notices strangeContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : D is for Dylan (from “Framed”)”