Category Archive: Children’s Literature

Handing on the gift of Rumer Godden’s lost gem to my daughter.


When I was seven I was given a battered old copy of Rumer Godden’s ‘Miss Happiness and Miss Flower’ for Christmas by a girl at school. I’m thoroughly ashamed to say that I… Continue reading

One of the other Tolkien kid’s books (no hobbits, but people do eat and drink a lot)


Who remembers Mr Bliss? Sure you do. His bike doesn’t have any pedals so he only uses it to go downhill, then he buys a car at the bottom. Don’t think about the… Continue reading