I'm pleased to welcome Sarah Stovell onto the blog today. Sarah is the author of The Night Flower and has agreed to share her favourite childhood book.
My Favourite Childhood Book
I was an odd child - lonely and hugely imaginative, and also
bookish without being particularly clever. When I first read Anne of Green Gables, I was ten years old and staying with my grandparents in Devon. My grandma bought it for me from a little bookshop on Sidmouth High Street and I spent most of that week reading it. Anne, like me, had always craved a kindred spirit - a term I had never heard until then - and without doubt, she was mine. She speaks in the book about having a ‘window friend’ - a girl just like her who she’d met in the window of a bookcase. Anne was my window friend.