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Moonfleet

Moonfleet

“As in life, so in a game of hazard, skill will make something of the worst of throws.” Treasure Island. Heard of it? Of course you have. Read it? Quite possibly. But have you read Moonfleet? Possibly not. And that’s a damn shame. The gist The story revolves around John Trenchard, an orphan living in the village of Moonfleet on the…

The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

Film First What happens when you read the book of a movie you love? First up, one of my favourites, chosen at random: The Guns of Navarone. I couldn’t tell you the first time I saw this movie. I associate it with rainy Sunday afternoons with my family, lounging about eating egg sandwiches and Wotsits. Back in those days, if…

grandmother lucy and her hats

Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats

The bookworm is a series of posts following a trail of vintage picture books, linking them by author, title, subject, or whatever else takes my fancy. Following on from Natasha’s New Doll, the next stop in our Bookworm trail is also illustrated by Frank Francis: Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats by Joyce Wood. The gist This is a sweet, sweet…

Natasha's New Doll

Natasha’s New Doll

The bookworm is a series of posts following a trail of vintage picture books, linking them by author, title, subject, or whatever else takes my fancy. We start the bookworm trail with a book plucked completely at random from my shelves: Natasha’s New Doll by Frank Francis. I first came across this book just a few years ago, so it…