How did I ever miss this? It’s the story of a turn-of-the-century bookmobile, a quirky bookseller and the pragmatic, hard-working spinster who, seized by an “extraordinary impulse”, joins him for the adventure of a lifetime.
Now, to dream …
I have shelves full of books
but I need a caravan.
I’ll borrow this one from Roald Dahl – his children used it as a playhouse and he wrote his books in it. His book, Danny the Champion of the World, is about a boy and his father who live in a Gypsy caravan.
I’ll need a horse as well.
I’ll hitch up this Haflinger. Isn’t he beautiful?
Heidi’s Alp – One Family’s Search for Storybook Europe is a real-life account of one family caravanning around Europe tracing the roots of children’s books from Hans Brinker’s Holland to Heidi’s Swiss Alps.
No horses but still a great read.
Wouldn’t you love to do that?
What book setting would you like to visit?
Real or imaginary or both.
I would love to follow the Ingall’s trail
and, of course, step into the wardrobe.
How about you?