Together in Spirit

An online reading group ('TIS a reading group!) to bring together friends, and friends of friends, who aren't able to be in a conventional reading group due to constraints of time or geography.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Excerpt from Counselling for Toads

John - who is not only tech support for us all but has read the book on Pella's recommendation and is now hoping everyone else will too - has found the following. I'd been worrying that the book might not sell itself to you, and that's probably because the most eloquent recommendation for a one-off such as this might be the text itself, and not clumsy explanations. If you click here, it will take you to a list of search results. Click on the first one and it'll let you read the first page. (To check a further page, use the "search within this book" facility on the left hand column using the word "toad".)

Wind in the Willows is, I understand, the springboard for this book, but de Board seems to give the reader all she needs as an introductory/refresher course to the original, and to have written a book which is emphatically not for children. And I mistrust spin-offs, sequels-not-by-the-author etc, so I hope you will join me in giving it a go in a spirit of adventure.