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How the Heather Looks

How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger
Feb 16, 2010 | 264 Pages
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“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.”
–Michele Landsberg

“For anyone who loves Britain or English literature, especially children’s literature…it was one of the greatest pleasures of the publishing season.”
Horn Book

“A feast for any lover of English children’s books.”
Christian Herald

“One of the most satisfying rambles we have taken in years.”

From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

1 Caldecott Country
2 The Open Road
3 A Peak in Narnia
4 In Quest of Arthur
5 Down to Camelot
6 The River Bank
7 Johnny Crow’s Garden
8 Looking at History
9 Little Countries of the Mind
10 Forests, Moors, and Gardens
11 Beyond the Door
Notes on Further Reading

From the Hardcover edition.

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