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Come Hither by Walter de la Mare
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Aug 23, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: auto-biography, children-fantasy, children-s-classic, poetry, reference

One of the most fascinating books I've ever read. It isn't a story book, though the story in it is deeply powerful. It isn't a book of favourite poems, though the favourite poems are there and a remarkably eclectic lot they are, too. It isn't a book of footnotes, because they are not at the feet: very often they take up pages and pages. I think of this book as a quilt, very much like a quilt, with each section some part of Walter de la Mare, including the land he loved. If you can find it anywhere, buy it. You will never regret it.

Oh, and the date I finished reading it? I will never finish reading it. I will simply keep on going back to it, over and over again. It's a perfect book for a desert island. I adore it.
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