“To the other village girls Mother was something of a case, yet they were curiously drawn towards her. Her strain of fantasy, her deranged sense of fun, her invention, satire and elegance of manner, must have intrigued and perplexed them equally.”
It’s another special date in the calendar as Mother’s Day has arrived in the UK and Ireland – as well as Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Nigeria.
If you haven’t managed to find your mum the perfect present then there’s no need to worry, as you can show how much you love her through the simple act of reading. The ‘Most Near, Most Dear’ section of A Little, Aloud with Love is dedicated to the love children have for their mothers, through fond remembrance and in both happy times and sorrow, with an extract from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee and the poem To My Mother by George Barker.
It might be too late to buy your copy for today but we happen to think that every day should be Mother’s Day, so if your mum loves to read then why not order a copy of A Little, Aloud with Love to treat her? You can always save it for May, when the holiday is celebrated elsewhere around the world...