A site for the study of twentieth century British children’s books, particularly historical fiction, and their relationship to social change
Clive Barnes

Archive for the Cynthia Harnett Category

A visit to Snowshill Manor: Arts and Crafts and Twentieth Century Children’s Literature

Well, that’s a rather too encompassing and ambitious a title for the following rather random thoughts about some connections between the Arts and Crafts movement and some children’s authors in the late twentieth century prompted by a visit to Snowshill Manor, Charles Paget Wade’s house in the […]

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A first blog: Cynthia Harnett, the fascination of the everyday, and didacticism in children’s historical fiction

Welcome to the blog which, fingers crossed, should have something regularly to say about what I am reading from now on. I have been looking at the six historical novels published by Cynthia Harnett between 1949 and 1971. Now out of print, most of her novels were […]

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