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The House Of Arden: E Nesbit [Jan. 3rd, 2016|09:55 am]
Tony Grist
Time travel into the English past, a brother and sister who fight just like real kids do, an endearing bad-tempered magical creature- the Mouldiwarp- who speaks in a broad Sussex accent, a witch who is sorely misunderstood but beneficent, a narrative that jogs along from adventure to adventure in a manner that strongly suggests Nesbit is making it up as she goes along...

It has a sequel- Harding's Luck- and that's what I'm going to read next.
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2016-01-03 11:35 am (UTC)
I like the way it starts with the children reading a copy of The Story of the Amulet and wishing things like that could happen to them...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-03 12:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's as if Nesbit is tipping us the wink. I like the way she keeps breaking into the narrative to address the reader in a chatty way.
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