Tag Archives: England

Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams (1972)

In true British literary tradition, Watership Down began as a story Richard Adams told his daughters night after night as an ongoing bedtime story.  Eventually they convinced him to write it down into a proper book.  He did, and after … Continue reading

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James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot (1992)

Yes, here I am again recommending ANOTHER book by James Herriot! If your children are too young for the All Creatures Great and Small etc. books, James Herriot’s Treasury for Children is a darling collection of short stories with gorgeous … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Books of James Herriot! (1972 – 1992)

Do I like animals?  Yes.  Do I LOVE animals?  Not particularly.   Despite my ambivalent feelings about the animal kingdom, I am a HUGE fan of the James Herriot books!  If you’ve not yet met Dr. Herriot (a talented, self-deprecating country … Continue reading

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The Tripods Trilogy (plus a prequel) by John Christopher (1967 – 1988)

Earth has been invaded by aliens! The alien Masters and their mechanical Tripods (much like those AT-AT Walkers from Star Wars– yes, I had to look that name up) have brainwashed and enslaved one country after another.  In their effort … Continue reading

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The Great Mouse Detective series by Eve Titus (1958 – 1982)

  Basil The Great Mouse Detective and his trusty companion, Dr. David Q. Dawson, live in the mouse village of Holmestead in the basement of the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson at 221B Baker Street in London.  Together … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)

If you’ve never read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, go get it from your library today!  It’s under 75 pages and you’ll understand the cultural references to it forevermore. Henry Jekyll is … Continue reading

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Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton (1957)

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a flying bed, this is the story for you! Carey, Charles and Paul are living away from home visiting their aunt for the summer in the English countryside.  One day while outside playing, they … Continue reading

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