Obscure Childhood favorites
abhillel at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 11 02:55:13 EST 2003
>My copy of _Poor Cecco_ gives the author as Margery Williams Bianco,
> >which, combined with the unfamiliar name "Cecco", led me to assume she
> >was Italian.
Again, I know this is the same woman who wrote "The Velveteen Rabbit", but
that's all I know about her... I reread _Poor Cecco_ over and over. I taped
myself reading it aloud. I LOVED this book.
>_The Hounds of the Morrigan_, Pat O'Shea
Did you really like this book? I read it about a year ago, and while there
where bits of it I liked a lot, I thought it was much too slow and long and
somehow pointless. It's another one of those books where the protagonists
have to forget their magical adventure at the end, which I suppose is one of
my Literary Pet Peeves (capitalized for Irina).
>_Bogwoppit_, Ursula Moray Williams
This is one I've been looking for for a while. People on this list suggested
it as a likely candidate for a book I read long long ago and only remembered
vague details of. I tried ordering it online, but it went out of print on
me. I suppose I'll have to renew my search.
I've read several other of the books on your list as well, but none I
particularly feel I would want to go back to, except possibly the Dodie
Smith books. And _Which Witch_ is adorable - another one of the books that
DWJ selected an excerpt from in her anthology.
You should delurk more often!
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