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Coming Up:Week of Calm

A few weeks ago, British Fox Kate suggested a week of calm and peaceful posts to counter the strong feelings surrounding the snap election in the UK. We all thought it a good idea, though realizing there’s only so much book reviewers can do in such a situation. But we will try our best! Here then, is our soothing line-up.

Monday- Jackie searches for calmness the Hundred-Acre Wood in The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.

Wednesday- Colin goes back in time to the comforts and security of life in a working class family in The Family from One End Street.

Friday- Hilary (chopping and changing) hopes that the sheer mundanity of postcards, Boring and otherwise, will be the rescue remedy she needs on the day after the election.

One comment on “Coming Up:Week of Calm

  1. Rosemary
    June 5, 2017

    The Family From One End Street and its sequels were some of the greatest favourites of my childhood, books I read over and over again. The Dew Drop Inn became inextricably tangled, in my mind, with the house in Cornwall were I was sent for many summers.

    I have the books still, and look forward to hearing what Colin makes of them.

    Great idea for a theme too; we could all do with some calming. The Wind in the Willows would, I think, be one of my top choices.

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