Hello my fellow bookworms and classic lovers, it is time for the second check-in for The Women’s Classic Literature Event. Since the January check-in I have read:
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
A magical children’s classic that follows 5 children in their adventures after meeting ‘It’, a cantankerous Psammead (sand fairy).
I am little disappointed I only finished 1 more book for this event in the last 3 months – I was also hoping to finish Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, which I am currently reading. However that does bring my total so far up to 3 books which seems reasonable enough. That does lead me on nicely to April’s group question:
‘Share an interesting fact about the life of the author you’re currently reading for this event. This might take some research.’
Well as I have already mentioned, I am currently reading Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. On the 29th September 1810 Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson was born. In 1832 Elizabeth married an Unitarian minister, William Gaskell, and they spent their honeymoon staying with Elizabeth’s uncle, Samuel Holland, near Porthmadog, North Wales. Great choice – I still have very fond memories of my own childhood holidays at Aberdunant caravan park, near Porthmadog.
What classic female authors and their works have you been reading recently?