Mar 19, 2021unicorn1 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is the story of one young boy's summer spent with his grandmother in a distant village in the English countryside during the Second World War. It draws the reader in to a slowly developing magical world that exists just beyond the border of the real world. This book would make a good movie and I pictured it as such while reading. I found it annoying, however, that the author didn't spell out the characters' names. Rather he referred to them as Mrs. ___________ or R______. Unfortunately, this is why I didn't give it 5 stars.