Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Great learning today

Did you know that Arthur Quiller-Couch's daughter , Foy Felicia,  was the inspiration for RATTY in The Wind in the Willows?! Kenneth Grahame inscribed the first edition to her.  Grahame's son Alastair or " Mouse"  strong willed character was the base for Toad. The book is the stories he told him at bedtime. 

Anyone know if Charlotte Mason read this book?
(1908) Got to get on a Google search....

1 comment:

Nancy Kelly said...

Not sure, so do report any findings! Pretty copy you have there.

From joy to joy,