It is 1910 and the fight for votes for women is gathering momentum, with weekly protests and meetings.
Letty Pegg lives at home with her middle class mother who is very involved in the suffragette movement, and her working class, hardworking father who is a policeman. She also has to cope with a very fastidious and Edwardian Grandmother.
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The Highland Falcon, Britain’s famous steam train, is set to depart for one last journey around England and Scotland, calling at Balmoral to collect a Prince and Princess and returning to Paddington. Harrison Beck’s Uncle Nat loves steam trains, writes books and articles about travel and trains and he has a ticket for this wonderful trip. Harrison’s mum is expecting a baby any minute now so she sends Harrison off on the train with his uncle. Four days on a train! thinks Harrison, there are no other children and it will be boring. So begins a fast speed journey, with a motley selection of guests on board.
100 years ago, in 1920, the Story of Doctor Dolittle was first published. The world was introduced to a Doctor who although he treated people, preferred animals even more. After all his human patients had deserted him, put off by his growing menagerie of animals, he starts to run out of money. His parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the language of birds and then other animal languages.Continue reading “Book Review: The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting”