Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Jessica Norrie’s Literary Column – Reading from the very start.

This was my first post for Sally Cronin’s “Smorgasbord” blog this week, hence no Friday post here yesterday. Do visit her blog. It has a wealth of posts on a wide variety of subjects! Wherever you read this post, I welcome comments as always, and will be back here next week as usual.

7 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Jessica Norrie’s Literary Column – Reading from the very start.

  1. Excellent article as ever Jessica. I don’t recall reading any of these books as a child. I remember reading Jennings and Derbyshire school days type books. So much kinder that John Brown which I loathed for it’s cruelty. My parents tried to get me to read better books in their eyes. Treasure Island ( I was about 10) and The Master of Ballantrae. I thought they were silly. But at least my folks were encouraging me to read and that was a true gift from them.

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    1. Fossilized fish hooks! How could I forget Jennings and Darbyshire? But you’re right about the generation gap, what parents think is good may not work for their children. But mine read Jennings nad I heard them laugh out loud, so that’s nice.

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      1. I had no idea they were still publishing Jennings and D. I wonder how they’d read now. Great to hear your kids read them too

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