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What a find! Great treasure, indeed,
on 14 June 2014
I decided to download this on whim, as it was free. I am so glad I did. Firstly, it made me want to rush off and read WITW. I'd never been a fan, as watching the TV series as a child, Toad got right on my nerves...
But reading this autobiography is to indulge in the days of innocent chiildhood, when summers last 40 weeks of the year and we were able to play out safely, stretching and strengthening our imagination, for 14 hours a day.
It is so beautifully written you can't help but lose yourself in Grahame's world, travelling back in time and sharing his memories right alongside him -the sounds, sights, smells are all so poignantly and artistically painted in words. If you love well written memoirs of times past, you will love this book.
Another one to lok out for is Rumer Godden's autobiography, A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep