Pod, Homily and Arrietty escaped to the fields where their cousins lived. At last they found a new home and adapted themselves superbly. It was harder work in every way than underfloor borrowing, but to Arrietty the life was enchanting with all its new adventures.
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A powerful and intellectually stimulating teenage love story.About the Author:
Mary Norton spent much of her childhood in a late Georgian house which later became the model for Firbank Hall in 'The Borrowers'. For a year she acted at the Old Vic before getting married and going to live in Portugal. During the Second World War she was evacuated to New York and struggled to support herself and her four children while her husband was in the Navy. It was then that she began to write, and in 1945 her first children's books, 'The Magic Bedknob' and 'Bonfires and Broomsticks' later combined in a single volume, 'Bedknob and Broomstick' was published. These were followed in 1952 by 'The Borrowers', which was awarded the Carnegie Medal, and three other titles 'The Borrowers Afield', 'The Borrowers Afloat' and 'The Borrowers Aloft'.
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Book Description Puffin, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140390294