Gouge

Michelle Thomas michellet at thecreativepartnership.co.uk
Mon Apr 22 05:13:20 EDT 2002


>> 
>> One of my oldest friends is mad for Gouge's childrens' books. (Her favorite
>> is The Valley of Song.) I think I read them all, but they were just from too
>> hidebound an era to really speak to me. I found them icky-sticky sweet and
> no 
>> girl could imagine any other future than being a mother. (In Maria's case of
>> a whole blooming TRIBE.)
> 
> I think I blithely assumed that that was how people were back then, and
> returned to coveting Maria's room!
> 
To be fair, she was also a landlady! She and Robin rule Moonacre together,
like benign despots.

Michelle

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