Guess who this is? Give up? Its the lady who wrote the 'Miss Read' books. 'Victoria magazine had a wonderful 2 page article on her in the April 2002 issue. Her name is Dora Saint. In 2002 she was in her eighties. I wish I could share this article with you. It is delightful. She grew up in London. She says that there was still a hint of Victorian times then. The muffin man still walked the winter streets with his wares balanced in a tray on his head and the lamp-lighter cycled from lamp post to lamp post as dusk fell. And all the women had skirts that swept the ground. She had a lot of maiden aunts who'd sweep me onto a lap and read to me-'Peter Rabbit' I remember. I'm quoting from the article of course. She married a school master, Douglas Saint and they had a daughter...."Bright fires in the fireplace, boiled eggs for the daily breakfast, a hand-crocheted edging to the tablecloth; The small details she writes of bring cheer at the thought....etc. If she is living yet, she has my applause and thanks. Who knows what may bless the heart and day of another? I think she has done that and more in her writings. Hope this hasn't been a bore, but if it has, you would have long since stopped reading . Hope your Saturday has been good to you and you to it. If you're still with me here, I'd love a comment! What are some of your favorite books?