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From the Publisher“If we are lucky, our minds are furnished with the words and stories that spring from the English earth – the winds that wuthered around the Secret Garden, Ratty’s riverbank, the magic isle of Avalon, Pook’s Hill, and the Swallows and Amazons’ Wildcat Island. To journey back with Joan Bodger as a guide is a rare treat – she winkles out wonderful literary connections at every turn. You’d have to be made of stone not to feel the old enchantment stirring again. Bodger’s prose is tart with humour and warm with intelligence – and the whole venture is sparked with the fresh wonderment of seeing the ancient story-places through her children’s eyes.”
“For anyone who loves Britain or English literature, especially children’s literature…it was one of the greatest pleasures of the publishing season.”
“A feast for any lover of English children’s books.”
“One of the most satisfying rambles we have taken in years.”
From the Hardcover edition.