Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at
Fri Feb 7 16:35:32 EST 2003

>Harriet the Spy
>Oh how I love this book! I keep going back to it. Proto-gayboy that 
>I was, I loved how passionate and smart and human Harriet was. I 
>loved Golly. I loved Scout. Every child I know in my life is getting 
>this book when they are old enough. The sequels left me unimpressed, 
>but Harriet is a Great Book.

OK. That's my other favorite novel creeping in (brownie points if you 
can guess what it is): That should be Sport not Scout.

Fairy tales are not true--fairy tales are important, and they are not 
true, they are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons 
exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.
G.K. Chesterton

Ian W. Riddell
iwriddell at
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