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posted 20 January 2008 05:39 PM      Profile for bliter   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One of those things CBC radio does so well. An interview with author Alison Prince, this morning, on the centennial of the publication of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows

This biography of Grahame is entitled, An Innocent in the Wild Wood.

A pastoral England that, for many, would not have existed, but the dreams of "simply messing about in boats" that Grahame brought with his delightful animal characters, for more than a few, would have provided an escape.

ETA

Actually:

quote:
"There is nothing- absolutely nothing-
half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

[ 20 January 2008: Message edited by: bliter ]


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