Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton
The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells
Planned reads for next week:
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor (bookcrossing ray)
Like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar' an eighteen-year-old boy set out, one wet December day in 1933, to walk to Constantinople. This book covers his journey as far as Hungary.
The World is Not For Sale by Jose Bove and Francois Dufour (for Earth Day)
The small town of Milau is south-west France was recently the scene of an extraordinary protest. Responding to America's hike of import duties on the locally produced Roquefort cheese, an angry group of local farmers marched to the site of a McDonald's fast food restaurant, then under construction, and dismantled it. They piled the building on the back of their tractors and drove it through the town in front of cheering supporters. The protest made front-page news around the world as the latest indication of burgeoning public concern about the growth of junk food and the agribusiness it depends on.
Allotted Time by Robin Shelton (for Earth Day)
Robin Shelton was at a crisis point in his life- divorced, broke and suffering from depression- when he and his trusty mate Steve decided to take on a project, a chance to achieve something solid. They decided to rent an allotment.