The Cracked Gems Bin

The Little White Horse (1946)

  J.K. Rowling single-handedly rescued this book from obscurity by mentioning that it was a childhood favorite that influenced  her writing. (It is somewhat hilarious that the only book Rowling really remembers as an influence is one of the few that appears to have had little direct influence. Tallying Rowling’s sources has become something of… Read more The Little White Horse (1946)

The Marvellous Land of Snergs (1927)

The S.R.S.C. (Society for the Removal of Superfluous Children) has established a colony for children unwanted by their parents, at Watkyns Bay which cannot be reached from the ordinary world unless you know how. (The one exception is a cursed boatful of 17th century Dutch sailors.) There, the children live a life of play and… Read more The Marvellous Land of Snergs (1927)