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Top Ten Books I Would Like To Re-Read \ Freebie Week

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Hello lovelies! I hope you're all having a great Tuesday so far, and today it's freebie week on Top Ten Tuesday so I've chosen 10 books I'd like to re-read at some point again in my life. Sooner or later I'd love to get back to these best loved books of mine, some more recent than others but they're all awesome and if you haven't picked them up before then I strongly suggest that you do- trust in me!

Some I read back in my primary school (over ten years ago!) and so in a way I've rediscovered them, then there's some I read with my Granny and others I've picked up more recently...

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

"It's the Second World War and Carrie and Nick are evacuated from London to a small town in Wales, where they are placed with strict Mr Evans and his timid mouse of a sister. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid's bottom with Hepzibah Green who tells wonderful stories, and the strange Mister Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own."

Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz

"Sent to Groosham Grange by his parents, David Eliot quickly discovers that his new school is very odd place indeed. New pupils are made to sign their names in blood; the French teacher disappears every full moon; and the assistant headmaster keeps something very chilling in his room."

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

"These are the words in Charlotte's web, high in the barn. Her spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, as well as the feelings of a little girl named Fern...who loves Wilbur, too."

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

"They've gone now, and I'm alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won't waste a single moment of it...I want tonight to be long, as long as my life...

As Young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside. But the clock is ticking, and every moment he spends remembering how things used to b, means another moment closer to something which will change his life for ever."

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Mary Lennox, lonely and unwanted, arrives from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire.
Left to herself there is little to do apart from explore the huge, gloomy house and its surrounding until, one sunny morning, she stumbles across a secret garden, hidden behind ivy-clad walls. For the first time in her sad short life she has found something to care for and determines to restore the garden to it's former glory. As the garden begins to bloom and is magically transformed no one if left untouched..."

The Wind in The Willows by

"Meet little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures- in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood."

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian 

"Willie Beech, a timid 9 year-old, is evacuated from Deptford to Sussex, and is billeted on Tom Oakley, a widower who has allowed himself to become bitter and misanthropic since his wife and child did of scarlet fever 40 years before.
Each causes the other to open out, as Tom helps Willie to read and write and encourages his talent for drawing..."

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Narrated by the teenage Jim Hawkins, who outwits a gang of murderous pirates led by that unforgettable avatar of immorality, Long John Silver."

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

"When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent to stay with a kind professor who lives in the country, they can hardly imagine the extraordinary adventure that awaits them..."

The Faraway Tree Stories by Enid Blyton

"Joe, Beth and Franny move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the magic Faraway Tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends- Moon-Face, Silky the fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they visit the strange lands atop the tree and have the most exciting adventures- and narrow escapes."

I have countless memories of reading these books, if you find yourself giving these a go or you have memories of these yourself then please share your thoughts and memories- I'd love to know!

What did you pick as this week's Freebie for TTT? Leave your links below so I can take a look, have a great week everyone.

Hugs and love,

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