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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Absolutely charming.  Nesbit's warm, talk-directly-to-the-reader style is beautiful in a calm sort of way, filling everything with wonder.  The characters are lovable (if perhaps unrealistically good and kind).  The adventures are delightful (if a bit too reliant on coincidence).  The atmosphere is easy to imagine, thanks to the clear and engaging writing.

I loved it.  Hightly recommended for anyone who wants a gentle, wholesome, life-affirming read.

And if you like this, try Nesbit's Book of Dragons.

FREE for Kindle on Amazon:  The Railway Children

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