14 Jan 2009 – from the Red Cross bags

In that week’s Red Cross bags were two Streatfeilds I thought I hadn’t read.  This one is a short novel about an impoverished family with a promising ballerina the youngest daughter.  As usuall important lessons about fairness and family are learnt along with a crackingly good storyline.  And oddly, one of the illustrations took me right back to a craft project I did as a child, probably inspired by the illustration!