Best Beloved Writers – thank you for all those books…!

This from Lizza Aiken. The best part of lists like these is discovering new books, and there are quite a few on this list that I need to find. Summer project?

Joan Aiken

 First & lastAlways a favourite of course, her first and her last.

  There have been a spate of ‘Top Ten’ children’s book lists lately, voted for by readers and critics, but all seem to go for the most well known, the ‘top’ titles by each author, whereas what I remember from my reading childhood are the writersI remember the absolute delight of discovering a voice that spoke to me, took me away to another world, and even more wonderful, the moment when I discovered these writers had written other books… so I could go back  to them again and again! Perhaps the earliest of these was Beatrix Potter – what a heavenly combination for me, a country child, of those familiar landscapes in her delicate but detailed illustrations, and endearing ( or sometimes scary!) characters in stories told with such humour and rhythm – ‘I go barefoot, barefoot…

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About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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2 Responses to Best Beloved Writers – thank you for all those books…!

  1. calmgrove says:

    Thanks for reblogging this, Lizzie, another post I missed due to te distractions of moving. Limited lists are so frustrating, aren’t they? Just like that classic ‘what one thing would you save from a burning house’? A friend saved their son’s cello: I suspect we don’t really know until the situation presents itself.

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