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Marianne Dreams

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lucydo Thu 24-Jan-19 14:37:27

Does anyone remember this? I saw it in Hatchards yesterday , bought it for my granddaughter, and couldn't resist reading it all on the way home. What a great book.

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MrsRedFly Sat 26-Jan-19 21:16:04

I remember that from my childhood & was thinking about getting it for my DC!

FromEden Sat 26-Jan-19 21:17:54

This book freaked me out so much as a kid. Even just thinking about it leaves me with a horrible cold feeling!

BartonHollow Sat 26-Jan-19 21:18:50

Amazing book, read it several times as a child

NorksAreMessy Sun 27-Jan-19 18:35:45

Oh, oh oh

This is one of my absolute lifetime favourite books, and I always assume it is just my secret, because nobody else has ever heard of it.

Birthday roast chicken just brings it straight back to mind

lucydo Sun 27-Jan-19 19:38:07

and all the boiled eggs!
so - I got all excited when I bought it for my granddaughter. Who is 30 months. What is the right age to give it?

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allnewredfairy Mon 28-Jan-19 23:01:25

This book gave me nightmares as a child. Wasn't it televised too?

Scandaloso Mon 28-Jan-19 23:09:37

I love all those slightly creepy books like Marianne Dreams and Charlotte Sometimes. When Marnie Was There, A Traveller in Time, A Stitch in Time.

Scandaloso Mon 28-Jan-19 23:11:07

There was another one called Come Back, Lucy. But that creeped me out too much grin

RubaiyatOfAnyone Tue 29-Jan-19 13:06:08

Scandaloso Oh! Those are my favourites too. And Tom's Midnight Garden. I think there is actually a category called 'Time Slip books' which encapsulates all these slightly odd 'and then she woke up in a different time' tales.

OP - don't make the mistake of getting the 'sequel' - it isn't anything like the original and I recall being really disappointed.

lucydo Tue 29-Jan-19 17:26:22

I loved A Traveller in Time. Another book which really captured my imagination (but was - looking back on it - weird, not spooky) was A Little White Horse.

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StitchesInTime Tue 29-Jan-19 17:36:01

I loved this book when I was a child.
I think I would have been about 10 or so the first time I read it.

Scandaloso Tue 29-Jan-19 17:37:04

Rubaiyat Tom's Midnight Garden is the king of the timeslip books. I nearly bought a first edition when browsing online (whilst sipping some wine) a few months ago but I sensibly stopped myself grin

Scandaloso Tue 29-Jan-19 17:37:46

I'm not sure I've read A Little White Horse. I'll have to google it.

cloudtree Tue 29-Jan-19 17:40:36

Love this book. I made DS1 read it when he was 11 and it freaked him out and so I think your 30mth old GD might have to wait a while..

KatyMac Tue 29-Jan-19 17:44:04

A Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge (sp?)

My favourite ever book! Although I do like Marianne Dreams too - always a bit scary!

gaggiagirl Tue 29-Jan-19 17:46:32

This book really unnerved me but I loved it! It's really stayed with me.

PotOOOOOOOO Tue 05-Feb-19 11:09:43

Oh I loved this so much! I bought it again a couple of years ago and still loved it.

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