I’ve started a Fun Friday Book Giveaway this month, and this time I’m giving away a copy of this lovely Puffin in Bloom edition of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett! These beautiful, hardcover books feature cover art by Rifle Paper Co.
I’ve always loved A Little Princess, but I have to admit that I’ve seen the movies more times than I’ve read the book. (I think I’ve read it only 2-3 times?) As much as I do enjoy other film adaptations, there was a PBS Wonderworks TV miniseries I grew up with that I watched over and over. It featured Amelia Shankley as Sara, Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire) as Mr. Carrisford, Maureen Lipman as Miss Minchin, and Miriam Margolyes as Miss Amelia.
I used to pretend I was Sara when she was rich and wear a frilly dress and try to make a fancy parlor in the corner of our living room, but I loved dressing up as a scullery maid even more. On foggy evenings, I went outside and carried an ash bucket around (from our fireplace), pretending I was in London. I guess I really liked the drama of it! Did anyone else love acting out their favorite books and movies? (Maybe it’s just me?)
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Giveaway ends 9/14 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
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