Hurrah! Time for 6 Degrees again (albeit a tad late). Everyone starts with the same book and we can link to 6 other books in any way that we choose. Let’s see where we all end up this month! This month we are starting with Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. […]
It has been a surprisingly busy month at the Frog and Flamingo. I had thought that things would be quiet after Christmas, but it seems we have hit 2019 running 🙂 The Ins Lots of new books listed for sale this month, including a large selection of great children’s picture […]
Happy New Year to you all! We start 2019 with my second 6 Degrees post, as I enjoyed it so much last month. 6 Degrees is hosted by booksaremyfavouriteandbest and you can find all the rules of joining in here. Everyone starts with the same book, but ends up in different places… This month […]
Does anyone actually remember aniseed balls? Do they even still sell them? They seem to be one of those things that have fallen out of fashion since I was a kid. I can’t really remember whether I liked them or not, though I vaguely remember that they have something in […]
Picking up where I left off (a long time ago), the next stop in my bookworm journey (after this post) was one which also featured a fur coat, Flossie Teacake’s Fur Coat by Hunter Davis. I remember this one from school, or at least, I remember really wanting to read […]
… authors that I wish were still here and writing…
I’ve yet to meet anyone (family excluded) who remembers this book. As I’ve mentioned before, my Mum has kept a lot (all?) our childhood books, and, since she’s in the process of moving house, I’ve been helping her clear them out (by nicking them for my boys). Some of them I have had no memory of at all. But this one is etched on my brain.
I wasn’t sure where to go next after my adventures with the Rats of Nimh. I didn’t want anything with more talking rodents, so a subject link was out, and since I wasn’t overly impressed with Nimh, I didn’t really want to stay with the same author.
Recently, I was glancing down the ABE list of the most searched for out of print books of 2015, when I discovered that at No.38 was an old old favourite of mine, Phoebe and the Hot Water Bottles.
The film version of this book came out in 1982. My brother (2 years older than me) must have seen it at a birthday party or something, because I can remember him being REALLY excited about it, and going on about it endlessly. I also remember being really jealous, since he made it sound like the best film EVER, and back then you had either had to save up for the video, or wait till it came on at Christmas. I’ve still never seen it.