A charming autobiography by a wonderful writer, full of that particularly Edwardian combination of practicality and wonder for both the magical and the natural world. Goudge is an unabashedly Christian writer and it is, perhaps because of her gentle-yet-firm faith, a great pleasure to also read of her respect for such things as fairies, white witches and events-out-of-time. She is precisely the sort of person I'd love to spend a great number of evenings with, sitting by the fire, sipping tea, and swapping tales. Enjoy. And then go read her fiction. It's a terrible shame much of it is out of print.