A Country Child
Written by Alison Uttley
Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe
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A perennial favourite for Julie Hearn, August 2011 Guest Editor: "If I had to choose just one book, as my all-time favourite read, this would be it. First published in 1931, it captures, in delicious detail, a year in the life of a nine year-old girl, growing up on a remote Derbyshire farm at the end of the 19th century. If you like a fast-paced, plot-driven tale this book might not do it for you. But if you’re something of a solitary, sensitive scrap (as I was) you will find a kindred spirit in Susan Garland, the book’s young protagonist. The Country Child instilled in me a lifelong fascination with the rituals, household objects and domestic routines of a bygone age. I can lose myself in it as readily, and as happily, now as I did when I was ten."
A Country Child by Alison Uttley
Alison Uttley has drawn on her own youth to produce these vivid and nostalgic memories of a girl growing up in the English countryside.
'One of those happy books with appeal for all ages.' School Librarian
About the Author
Interest Age: 8-12+
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Jane Nissen Books
1st May 2000
Jane Nissen Books is an imprint of Jane Nissen Books
Upon retirement from Penguin in 2001, and with the belief that children of the 21st Century should have access to some of the best-loved books of the 20th Century, many of which have gone out of print over the years, Jane Nissen set up her own publishing company with the sole purpose of bringing lost children's classics back into print. In 2007, Jane was granted the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of British children's books.
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