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3.0 out of 5 stars Childhood dream, 11 Jan 2013
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I thought I had read this book as a child but seems I was mistaken. I quite enjoyed it but it was rather sanctimonious and rather too good to be true. I suppose people wouldn't behave like this nowadays.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2013 23:30:29 GMT
Lindosland says:
I wonder whether you are aware of the background to this book. Burnett, depressed after the death of her son in his teens, became a follower of Christian Science, and later Spiritualism. The book is heavily underpinned by ideas of Christian Science - which holds that all illness is in the mind and positive thinking alone can cure everything. It's a lovely book, provided you remain sceptical about the message, which is only partly true, and question the meaning of 'magic', and realise that when Colin talks of becoming a scientist experimenting on magic, he is not talking about real science so much as 'Christian science' which is very different.
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