“As I am sure you will agree, one of the great strengths of the British people is a clear understanding of one’s place (103)”.
“Now, the time for fairy tales is nearly over.”
“On a day such as today, the widows and the grieving mother were expected to keep their black weeds and pale faces in their shuttered homes…No parade of victory or peace ever included the biers of the dead” (302).
p. 1 “I grew up with the tin hat.” An observation over the years, as a mother and librarian, is that as adults we easily slip away from our connection with children’s literature unless it is something quite out of the ordinary, like the ‘Harry Potter’ series. This is not to say that the book I am touting…