#AtoZChallenge : K is for What Katy Did #FavouriteBookCharacters

Today’s fictional heroine, Katy Carr, is yet another character from the 19th century, but written in America in 1870 she seems so much more up-to-date. At 12, Katy is the eldest of 6 children, living with their father Dr Carr and his sister Aunt Izzie.  She leads her siblings in fun and adventure, always withContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : K is for What Katy Did #FavouriteBookCharacters”

#AtoZChallenge : J is for Jane Eyre #CharlotteBronte

In my youth I was enthralled by Jane Eyre and when I read it as an adult, I appreciated its quality and why this classic story still speaks to us today.  Jane, who speaks to us in the first person, is an independent woman, despite her vulnerable position.  Published in 1847 under the pen nameContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : J is for Jane Eyre #CharlotteBronte”

#AtoZChallenge : I is for The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

I am not sure whether this book is as well known these days but it has to be included in my A to Z of favourite book characters. The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was heContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : I is for The Iron Man by Ted Hughes”

#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”