Sunday, 27 December 2009

Potatoes & Biscuits

Am enjoying The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, somehow I thought it would be twee and precious but it is refreshing and funny. Still, my favourite line from Christmas reading so far has been from Mr Gum and the Biscuit Millionaire, which I have been reading to my nephews: Some of the seagulls smoked cigarettes and had tattoos on their wings.


Mim said...

Hip gulls.

Merry and bright!


nmj said...

The gulls are baddies, they are also one eyed! The book is hilarious, what a great writer for children he is.

Lesley said...

I'm reading the Mr Gum series to Zac at the moment - I love them almost as much as he does.

nmj said...

Isn't Mr Gum fab?! Children's books can get a bit formulaic after a while. I just loved the quirkiness and slightly subversive feel of these ones.