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Posted on 10 Dec 2012 13:47:26 GMT
K. E. Moon says:
The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics)

This is the only book I could think of which might fit the bill - there is a sequel called The Princess and Curdie. Any good?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 21:30:50 GMT
M. Jolliff says:
Try plot search site.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 20:24:39 GMT
Anita says:
I might have got confused by you saying that you want to read it to your son, so I thought children's books first... Anyway, memory is a strange thing. :)

I suggest you read the plot description on Wikipedia
perhaps then you'll know if that's the right book (3 books actually)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 17:24:52 GMT
Josh Cleaver says:
All valid points, I meant more teenage than children's..... And I could have quite easily confused the Germanicesque title with the authors name,I was around 14 when I read it. Of course If anyone has any more suggestions then they are very welcome

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 15:22:35 GMT
Anita says:

English author, for starters... :)

(And yes, post war, starting with 1950 more or less, hardly *early* 1900's... hardly children's book either)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 15:16:42 GMT
gille liath says:
I don't think it is - unless your initial description was way off the mark. Gormenghast isn't an adventure story, not pre-war (don't think), and I don't remember any swords. A fantasy, but more a grown-up political one.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 15:10:11 GMT
Josh Cleaver says:
Thanks Frank. I think it must be the gormenghast trilogy, it ticks all the boxes, German sounding, begins with G etc... i did consider this several days ago, but i wasn't convinced as the Authors name didn't conjure up anything in my memory, neither did the books cover, but on delving a little deeper i have seen some older versions whom's front cover is familiar, so i think our search is concluded.

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 00:49:41 GMT
Frank Mundo says:
The Gormenghast Trilogy?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 22:56:16 GMT
Josh Cleaver says:
No sorry F.burke, it's much older than that. This is driving me mad now! thank you for your help guys, i have a feeling it may be a series, 2 possibly 3 part

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 16:16:18 GMT
F. Burke says:
Maybe it is I AM DAVID by Anne Holm.....??

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 14:43:43 GMT
Dave F says:
All that springs to mind - probably not very useful - are either C S Lewis 'Chronicles of Narnia' or Terry Jones' 'Erik the Viking'


In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 12:40:30 GMT
JW says:
Lol! -it was a bit of a long shot but I believe Tolkien wrote an essay on Beowulf in the 1930s, kind of 'rediscovering' it and prompting new interest which is why I thought it might be what you're looking for. Good luck finding it anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 12:20:32 GMT
Josh Cleaver says:
Nope not Beowulf, I'm sure its pre ww2 but not ancient :-) I have an inkling that the title began with a 'g'

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 11:39:54 GMT
JW says:
Could it be Beowulf?

Posted on 7 Dec 2012 11:15:18 GMT
Josh Cleaver says:
Hi Anita, thanks for your help, sadly the book you mentioned is not the one I'm looking for, the one I am searching for is a bit more grown up, sort of in the teenage bracket

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 05:48:17 GMT
Anita says:
Sorry - in case it's the right book, the link is still wrong. I'd never recommend an abridged version, my mistake. There's the full version:

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Dover Children's Classics)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012 01:17:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Dec 2012 05:49:02 GMT
Anita says:
You definitely do not give much to go by... :)

Any chance of this?

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

[Edit] wrong link, sorry

Initial post: 6 Dec 2012 20:00:59 GMT
Josh Cleaver says:
Hello all. I am desperately searching for a novel so that i may read it to my son, but i am afraid i have very little details to go on. It is an adventure/fantasy book, written, I believe in the early 1900's. I seem to remember the author being of Northern European background. For some reason i think either Danish or German but possibly Swedish. All i can remember is that it is an adventure story with a young boy as the hero and involves castles and swords etc... i was under the impression that the book would be very well know but so far my search has been unfruitful, any help would be greatly appreciated
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