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My Top Ten Childhood Favourites are:
- Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
I desperately wanted to be Ronia, living wild and free in a forest filled with wild harpies, grey dwarves, and other fairy folk!
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
With the exception of the third book (A Horse and his Boy) I adore this series. Whenever I re-read them I just skip over the third one…
- The Mallory Towers series by Enid Blyton
I begged my parents to send me to boarding school, with visions of midnight feasts, outdoor swimming pools and jolly hockey sticks. I fear the reality would have been far different, so I’m glad they said no!
- The Snow Spider Trilogy by Jenny Nimmo
This is a completely magical trilogy and I’ve re-read it many times over the years. It’s always just as beautiful.
- The Nursery Alice by Lewis Carroll
Long before I ever read the full-length version, I had this abridged one, beautifully illustrated and lovingly told. I’ve already read it to Xander several times.
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
I loved Harriet’s imagination. I too would have loved to have been a spy. Or a writer. So this appealed to me on both levels!
- Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Such a sad story, but so beautiful that I loved it despite being terrified of spiders!
- The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I devoured this entire series and was completely enthralled by the whole idea of living ni a little house and having a certain job for each day of the week, growing your own food, and having that whole prairie as a playground!
- Starring Sally J Freedman As Herself by Judy Blume
This is the Judy Blume book that I read over and over again. I was already on the stage, so Sally’s daydreams casting herself as a movie star really appealed to me.
- Wonderful Fairy Stories retold by Lornie Leete-Hodge
I still have this book with the most gorgeous illustrations you’ve ever seen. It’s now on Xander’s bookcase and I know I’m going to spend many happy hours reading these stories to him!