Monday, June 29, 2015
Eleanor Farjeon's fairytales
Eleanor Farjeon wrote a song most know: Morning has broken. This song was the song of this morning with cool air, bright sunshine and chattering birds.
I have collected Eleanor's books for decades. The Little Bookroom is my favorite. My family was swept up into
the stories one winter , even my husband wanted to take
it to work to read to collegues. Of course, he didn't
but maybe he told someone about "The Lady's Room"
which was his favorite. We seemed to jump into these
fairytales and were smitten with the lands the stories
took us to. We read them before bed and first thing in the morning.
Do find a copy if you haven't read this book , no matter your age. Excellent book to read as a family.
Nellie as her family called her was homeschooled.
In her childhood, she was "home schooled" and she loved books, perhaps her frequent headaches and colds were contributed to by the dust of the "little bookroom" - an attic space piled with books.
While cleaning out some bookcases, I found
this one tucked away on the bottom. ( not my photo)