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The Old Nurse's Stocking Basket

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published 1965 by Walck (first published 1931)
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"There was no end to the Old Nurse's stories: her memory went back such a long way that she never need tell the same tale twice, only sometimes they asked her to, if they remembered a special favourite."

This was the first book that I could ever truly say was "mine" rather than my Mum's or belonging to the small children's bookcase at home. As such it will always have a place in my heart.

If I was reviewing this book as I first read it, over 30 years ago, it would rate five-stars. If my children w
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Recommends it for: Children
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The first "real" book I ever read. I selected it more or less at random off the shelf and vowed to sound out every single word in the damn thing until I could read. And I did. I have not read this book in over 20 years, but I still remember many of the wonderful stories from it. This book was an enormous influence on my later taste in literature.
A charming premise for anybody interested in knitting: apparently the nurse, while threading the needle to darn a sock, children gathered around her, would look back through her memory for a story that would fit the hole.

Oh and pics by Edward A. What more could one ask for? I loved Farjeon when I was little, but I can't recall having read this.
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cute stories. I love it. Perhaps I will tell my children these stories as lullaby.
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Daughter of Benjamin Leopold Farjeon, sister of Herbert Farjeon.

Eleanor Farjeon was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presente
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