A delightful collector’s edition of the best-selling Mister God This Is Anna and the sequels, Anna’s Book and Anna and the Black Knight, distinctively illustrated by Papas
“I knew her on her own terms, the way she demanded to be known: from the inside first. ‘Most of an angel is in the inside’, and this is the way I learned to know her – my first angel.”
Anna was five years old when Fynn found her wandering round London’s Docklands one foggy night in the 1930’s. As she was badly neglected and virtually abandoned by her parents, he took her home to be cared for by his own family.
The impact of this extraordinary child on Fynn, his friends and the people in their neighbourhood was to be immense. Nobody who met Anna could remain the same: this intelligent, lively, precocious chatterbox had an outlook on life which completely undercut adult pretensions and illusions.
Anna’s influence continues today. Anyone dipping into her thought-processes falls under the spell of her luminous innocence, wisdom and intimate relationship with ‘Mister God’. Her artless and transparent conversations with the Almighty speak to the heart and are often recorded using her own unique and colourful spelling.
With humour and insight, Fynn movingly recounts Anna’s short life and abundantly rich philosophy in these three timeless books.
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‘Here is a book which is a pearl of great price. It will mean everything. Truth, beauty, and goodness, to those who understand… a heavenly book, rooted in earth.’
‘Do not be deceived by the simplicity: these stories and insights were matured for decades through Fynn’s own thinking, imagining and suffering to give us this superb, intoxicating spirit.’
Professor David F. Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Fynn found little Anna wandering the streets of East London in the 1930s and took her home to live with his mother. In the all-time classic 'Mister God, This is Anna' he vividly presented her short life and in 'Anna's Book' collected together some of her badly spelled but powerfully perceptive writings.
In 'Anna and the Black Knight' Anna is back with the same friends – Fynn, Mum, Millie and, of course, Mister God, as well as the Black Knight of the title. Anna is as irresistible as ever and her astonishing capacity for looking at things from Mister God's point of view stands her in good stead once again.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006281036