This brought up memories for me and I’m sure it will do the same for you! I read a great deal as a child and will have to look deeply into which books were the top for me. However, one does ring out – Stig of the Dump – I even re-read it last year! Now to discover the meanings for me…I’ll be back. Have fun with this exercise.

Stig of the Dump, Front
Stig of the Dump, Front (Photo credit: the justified sinner)

The View Outside

I came across an exercise recently in The Daily Writer which asked the following questions:

Think back to a favourite book from your childhood.
How did it affect you?
What did you learn?
Has it influenced your life?

I scoffed, I truly did! Yeah, like a book I read as a child could still be having an impact on me now? Ha ha ha, influenced my life? *mutter grumble* And then I wrote down in my notebook the 3 books that I loved the most in my childhood…

The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Toms Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce


I had to go and reacquaint my self with these books. Gawd, I haven’t read them for 30+years! So I checked them out on Amazon and Wikipedia….and wow, it all came flooding back!

Ok, you may not be familiar with…

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    1. Well my list includes Stig of the Dump and Haiwatha as I have already said but also Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland , Winne the Pooh (only for Tigger BTW!)and The Secret Garden. All of them have clear individuals who make a difference to someone else! I strive to help others and fight for the underdog…maybe they influenced that or just reinforced it. Not sure but extremely interesting all the same.


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