Thinking back to my childhood, the books I remember most fondly are those that filled me with a sense of excitement, adventure and derring-do!
I devoured Treasure Island and Kidnapped, indeed anything by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Then there were the adventures of the Bobbsey twins by Laura Lee Hope.
And of course the Little Women books by Louisa May Alcott. I so identified with Jo!
Then there was the allure of boarding school life. Angela Brazil made it all sound so 'jolly'!!
...Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, etc. etc...I could go on...but will end with one final mention: the Biggles stories, raided from my brother, who was 8 years older. Already a tomboy, I so wished I'd been born a boy!!!
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