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The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater
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Mar 03, 2011

bookshelves: to-read, to-buy

WHY: I'm currently picking through the New York Review's children's re-issues and this sounded good. "In the English village of Midmeddlecum, Major Palfrey asks his two daughters to behave themselves while he is off at war. Sighs Dinah, 'I think that we are quite likely to be bad, however hard we try not to be,' and her sister Dorinda adds helpfully, 'Very often, when we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It's difficult to tell which is which.' A tale of hilarity and great adventure, The Wind on the Moon is also a work of high seriousness; after all, 'life without freedom,' as the valiant puma makes clear, 'is a poor, poor thing.'"

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