Great stories never grow old! These delightful and enduring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are the perfect comfort reads for the present moment.
Little Women - This impossibly beautiful, hopeful and heart-warming book has been winning over readers of all ages since it was first published in 1968, and with the recent Great Gerwig-directed film adaptation starring Emma Watson, it has enjoyed a new lease of life. The story of life in the March household, opening in the days of the Civil War and ending some ten years later, is full of adventures. We follow the four very different March sisters as they take their varying paths to adulthood, always maintaining special bonds with each other. Both comforting and utterly compelling it is an absolute joy of a read regardless of whether you are eight or 108.
Jo's Boys - Ten years after Little Men, the boys that Jo raised are all grown-up. But that certainly doesn’t mean that they no longer need her help and advice. Emil, now as sailor, must survive shipwreck and disaster. Dan’s attempt to make his fortune ends in prison. Nat’s career in music takes him to Europe, to a life of frivolity and a tricky romantic muddle. But returning to Plumfield to tell their tales, they are, and will always be, Jo’s boys.
Good Wives - 'As they sat together in the twilight, talking over their small plans, the future always grew so beautiful and bright'
Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy have grown up together in Orchard House with their friend Laurie next door, and now it's time for them to go out and find their places in the big wide world, to do the great and marvellous things they've dreamed of and discover their 'castles in the air'. They each find themselves tested, and fall in love, but when tragedy strikes they find their best comfort is in each other, and home.
Little Men - Did you ever wonder what happened to Jo March from Little Women? She grew up, of course, and followed her dream to become a writer. In addition, she opened a school, home to her two children and twelve other boys. There’s accident-prone Tommy, bookish Demi, and greedy Stuffy. Into this large, unusual family arrives Nat – a skinny, nervous orphan boy with no schooling, just a fearless talent for the violin. Amid all the scrapes and japes of twelve rambunctious boys, can little Nat find his place at Plumfield?