Miss Potter

Well, my mother and I spent yesterday afternoon in the Lake District–via the delightful new film, Miss Potter, which chronicles the literary journey of our beloved Beatrix. It was so enchanting–so altogether lovely–that we were walking on air when we...

An Unfulfilled Promise

Way back in March I promised to share a new poet I’ve grown to admire. I thought it was high time I kept my word. 🙂 Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) struck a chord with me from my very first perusal of his works. He was called a modern-day Tennyson, and I can see...

Lucy Maud Montgomery

What imaginative girl has not been captivated by the works of Lucy Maud Montgomery?  With a loving eye and a ready pen she gave to the world a tiny island off the coast of New Brunswick and a little band of girl heroines that have delighted the souls of...

Maud Hart Lovelace

Anyone who has loved Maud Hart Lovelace’s ‘Betsy-Tacy’ series will no doubt be delighted to learn that these books were basely almost entirely on her very happy girlhood in a small Minnesota town at the turn of the last century.  Maud grew up in...